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Brazilian consumers oppose 60% reduction in payphones

Tuesday 18 August 2015 | 11:03 CET | News
Brazilian consumers association Proteste has sent a letter to the Ministry of Communications and the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel), asking for a review of the plan to reduce the number of public phones n the country. The association said the public phones are essential, especially for the poor and in small towns. At the time that the telecom operators were privatised, there were over 1.4 million payphones in Brazil. On the grounds that the revenue from pay phones has dropped 90 percent since 2007, Anatel intends to cut the total number of public phones by 461,300, or just over

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Companies: Anatel
Countries: Brazil
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