Market Summary - Brazil
Nextel Brazil, headquartered in Sao Paulo, started operating in 1997. It offers its customers Direct Connect®, International Direct Connect℠, Interconnect, inter-carrier messaging, GPS location, Web Direct Connect, BlackBerry, and data services.
Nextel Telecomunicações Ltda.
Av. Das Nações Unidas, 14.171 – 29º andar – Torre Crystal
04794-000 - Sao Paulo - SP
tel 55 11 94740 1005
CEO: Roberto Rittes
Number of Employees: 2,588 employees as of the fourth quarter of 2016
Primary Cities of Operation: Baurú, Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Campinas, Campos, Caxias do Sul, Curitiba, Divinópolis, Feira de Santana, Florianópolis, Fortaleza, Goiânia, Ilhéus, Joinville, Londrina, Maringá, Ponta Grossa, Porto Alegre, Recife, Ribeirão Preto, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Santos, São José do Rio Preto, São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Sorocaba, Uberaba, Uberlândia, Vitória and Volta Redonda.
Population in licensed areas: 189 million
Covered population: 87 million
% GDP covered: 67%
In 2012, Nextel Brazil ranked 162nd in the "500 Largest Companies in Latin America" list by America Economia. The company also ranked 157th among “Latin America's 500 Largest Companies” and 21st among “Latin America's Top 50 Technology Companies” by Latin Business Chronicle. Nextel Brazil, for seven consecutive years, was chosen by Você S/A magazine as one of the "Best Companies to Work For" and as "Best Companies in People Management" according Valor Econômico.
The company was also named the "Most Innovative Company of the Year in South America" by 2011 International Business Awards.
In 2010, Nextel Brazil was recognized as “One of the Most Trusted Brands in the Telecommunications Sector” in Brazil, according to research from Pesquisa Info de Marcas by Info Exame magazine.
Nextel Brazil invests in social responsibility with Instituto Nextel, a non-governmental organization focused on the professional education of adolescents. The NGO has activities in São Paulo, Salvador and Rio de Janeiro, Campinas, Santos and Sorocaba, and has already benefited around 2,500 youths in social risk conditions in the three states where it operates.