Brisanet Telecom has partnered with Microsoft to expand its network infrastructure and bring connectivity to the Brazilian Northeast.
It is estimated the project will impact around 11 million people, supporting the social and economic development of the region.
It will last for three years and will bring connectivity to rural and urban areas in the Northeast of Brazil. Coverage will be focused mainly on schools, basic health units, community centers, associations, farmers and less privileged areas.
The initiative aims to increase high-speed Internet coverage and support the sustainable development of the region, through digital access such as: digital literacy, telemedicine, access to technology and job creation, in addition to promoting economic opportunities for the most vulnerable populations.
Roberto Nogueira, Brisanet’s CEO, said: “Providing quality access to all Northeasterners is a challenging plan, but one that is part of Brisanet’s purpose. This partnership with Microsoft directly contributes to our search for technological development in the region, in order to impact the social and economic area of several cities in the Northeast. We are taking opportunities and investments through digital inclusion, moving the economy and creating jobs.”
German Otalora, leader of the Microsoft Airband initiative for Latin America, said: “By working with Brisanet to extend high-speed Internet access to 11 million people, we are making significant progress toward Microsoft’s global commitment to expand high-speed Internet access to 250 million people by the end of 2025 and narrowing the digital divide.”Click below to share this article