|Email:||ca [at] rits.org.br|
- Carlos played an important role in democratizing the access to communications in Brazil.
- He, with the help Herbert de Souza, founded IBASE.
- He also had a role in designing and implementing the AlterNex, the first internet server of Brazil.
- In 1991, Mr. Afonso proposed and supervised UNCED.
- Carlos Afonso co-founded APC in 1990.
- From 1997-1998, he served as APC's first chair.
- He worked at RITS for 11+ years.
He has written many books and articles for internet development in different languages. 
Mr. Afonso was awarded the ARede 2008 Award.