Brazil’s Communication minister Paulo Bernardo has claimed the most efficient way to promote country’s development is reducing taxes by imposing counterparts to the private sector. “We need to tax relief and stimulate companies in Brazil,” he noted during the Brasscom Global IT Forum, held with The Economist’s Ideas Economy Brazil’s event.
During his speech, Bernardo noted that the government aims to deploy a second phase of the national broadband plan (PNBL) to promote the expansion of Internet access. “By 2014, we will have 70% of household with Internet connections, but we are considering a PNBL 2.0 for 2013,” he said.
According to Bernardo, the government has just started to work in the development of the plan. “The universalization of Internet access will be driven by 3G and LTE,” he said.
Brazil’s mission has been to promote the acceleration of new technologies and media access, Bernardo noted. But as technology usage has spread, investments did not follow and the systems have become congested. He cited as an example Anatel’s ban of three carriers from selling new lines of service.