The expansion of the satellite broadband technologies in the world: Brazil
Brazil to expand broadband reach with the launch of a new satellite
Brazil will launch a satellite for military purposes and to expand broadband Internet service throughout the country, Communications Minister Paulo Bernardo Silva said, adding that officials hope to have the satellite operational in time for the 2014 soccer World Cup tournament in the South American nation.
The satellite will require an investment of about 750 million reais ($410 million) and will be developed by state-owned telecom firm Telebras and aircraft manufacturer Embraer.
The minister said that the satellite will offer broadband Internet connectivity to towns in the Amazon region and other remote areas where it is not profitable to install Internet lines.