Algar Telecom

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Companhia de Telecomunicações do Brasil Central
Type Private
Industry Telecommunications
Founded 1954
Headquarters Uberlândia, Brazil
Key people Alexandrino Garcia, (CEO)
Revenue Increase US$ 878.4 million (2012)[1]
Net income Decrease US$ 68.8 million (2012)
Employees 10,644
Parent Grupo Algar

Companhia de Telecomunicações do Brasil Central (CTBC) (Portuguese pronunciation: [kõpɐ̃ˈn̠ʲiɐ dʑi ˌtɛle̞kõ̞mun̠ʲikɐˈsõj̃s du bɾɐˈziw sẽˈtɾaw se te be se]) is a Brazilian telecomunications company that offers advanced services on Landline and mobile phone (GSM and 3G), broadband, and Cable TV (DTH). Currently it is present in Goiás, Minas Gerais, Mato Grosso do Sul, São Paulo for consumers, Paraná, Rio de Janeiro and Distrito Federal for business companies, with a total of 87 cities served and always expanding their coverage area.[1]

History and services[edit]

CTBC was founded in February 15, 1954, by Alexandrino Garcia, which acquired the Companhia Telefônica Teixeirinha. It is one of the companies from the Algar Group. CTBC is headquartered in Uberlândia, Minas Gerais.

The mobile phone service uses technologies like AMPS, TDMA and GSM (including services like GPRS, EDGE and 3G). The broadband service offers the following speeds: ADSL (200 kbit/s, 500 kbit/s, 1 Mbit/s, 2 Mbit/s, 4 Mbit/s, 10 Mbit/s, 15 Mbit/s and 20 Mbit/s), Wi-Fi (up to 11 Mbit/s) and Fiber-optic (1 Gbit/s, only available for Uberlândia and within a distance of 1 km from the company's headquarters).[2]

In September 2011 CTBC reached 93,000 TV subscribers (60.000 using satellite (DTH) and 33,000 Cable), a 38.6% increase compared to the previous year.[3]

CTBC spend R$ 470.000 to obtain a license from the Brazilian Agency of Telecommunications in 2010, which grants the possibility to offer the satellite television service in the entire country.[4]

The company's revenues in September 2011 increased 13.6%, reaching more than R$ 425.2 millions, while the net earnings reached R$ 38.9 millions in Q1 2011. According to CTBC, it was mostly due to their phone and data services.[1][5]


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