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Brazilian new govt prioritises resolution of Viasat contract with Telebras

Friday 11 January 2019 | 11:02 CET | News
Brazil's Minister of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communications, Marcos Pontes, has said that one of the priorities in the first 100 days of the new government is to unblock Telebras' contract with Viasat to make broadband available to remote communities through the SGDC satellite. According to him, there were some legal sticking points when it came to developing the ground infrastructure, and the government hopes to resolve the problem soon. Pontes also highlighted the need to improve the results of the Brazilian Space Programme and promised to launch vehicles by 2019.

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Categories: Internet / Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: Telebras / ViaSat
Countries: Brazil
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