Companhia de Telecomunicações do Brasil Central
|Key people||Alexandrino Garcia, (CEO)|
|Revenue||US$ 878.4 million (2012)|
|Net income||US$ 68.8 million (2012)|
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.
History and services
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).
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.
- Valor Econômico. "Lucro da Algar Telecom aumenta 8,9% no trimestre". iG. Retrieved 11/12/2011.
- Correio Uberlândia. "CTBC lança internet 50 vezes mais rápida". Retrieved 2011-09-27.
- Teletime. "Receita líquida trimestral da Algar Telecom cresce 13,6%". Retrieved 11/12/2011.