This segment saw a slow but steady decline throughout the 2010s. As of 2021, there were 28.7 million landlines in service, the smallest number since 2000. Similarly, the gross revenue generated by fixed telephony services amounted to around 19.5 billion Brazilians reals in 2020 – the lowest result in the 21st century. This downturn may reflect the change of the times, as mobile telephony and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) grow in use and quality. However, political choices, too, play a role in this market. In a country where nearly 25 percent of the population still had no access to the internet in 2021, time will tell if it was too soon to start discarding fixed telephony altogether.
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