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Brazil to eliminate 60% of public phones

Thursday 4 September 2014 | 13:57 CET | News
Brazil's National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) plans to make a substantial reduction to the number of payphones available in the country. The decision comes after the regulator's five-year revision of the fixed telephony concession contracts and the obligations associated with them, reports Convergencia Digital. The regulator wants to eliminate 461,300 out of 763,000 payphones, translating into 60 percent of the total. Anatel's decision is based on data provided by fixed telephony concessionaires, indicating dwindling interest in payphones. Around 81 percent of public telephones perform

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Categories: Fixed
Companies: Anatel
Countries: Brazil
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