Implementing new Brazilian telecoms law will take one year

Thursday 10 October 2019 | 14:33 CET | News

Implementing the new law amending current telecommunications legislation in Brazil should take about a year, according to the Minister of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communications, Marcos Pontes. The law opens up the possibility for fixed telephony concession holders (such as Oi, Vivo Fixo, Embratel/Net, Sercomtel and Algar) to change the form of their contract with the state and operate their services with fewer obligations, under the so-called authorisation (licensing) regime. 

Concession holders who opt for the change will be subject to calculation by Anatel of the difference between the revenues that they will receive under the new model and those they would have earned if the concession was maintained.

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Categories: Fixed
Companies: Anatel / Embratel / Oi / Sercomtel / Vivo
Countries: Brazil
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