Information and knowledge society Business survey
93% Enterprises with 10 or more persons employed connect to the internet via broadband
06 November 2013
According to the Inquérito à Utilização de Tecnologias da Informação e da Comunicação (TIC) nas Empresas collected in 2013, 96.2% of enterprises with 10 or more persons employed use computers with access to the internet and almost 60% have a website or page on internet.
The access to the internet using broadband prevails in the surveyed enterprises – accounting to 93.2% of its total and 96,9% of enterprises using internet –, and the use of fixed broadband connection (89.7%) prevails to the use of mobile broadband connection (54.0%).
In 2012, at least 20% of businesses used computers for E-commerce: 12.5% placed orders and 13.9% received orders that were placed via a website or via EDI-type messages. Social networks are used by 35.5% of enterprises with 10 or more persons employed to connect with customers, providers and business partners.