Anatel releases new prefix for mobile telephony in Sao Paulo (Brazil)

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Anatel, Brazil’s National Telecommunications Agency, has released a new prefix i.e. 5 for mobile phones in the metropolitan region of Sao Paulo. This would be available from April 4.The prefix was previously used for fixed telephony services. According to the regulator, the measure raises the numbering capacity for mobile telephony to 6.9 million combinations. Thus, the total number of mobile …

EditorAnatel releases new prefix for mobile telephony in Sao Paulo (Brazil)

Oi extends 2G/3G coverage in Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)

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Brazilian telecom operator, Telemar Norte Leste (Oi) has reportedly extended its coverage in Rio Grande do Sul state in 2010. Last year, the operator’s 2G signal reached 63% of the population living there, thanks to the addition of 104 municipalities, while 3G coverage was increased to 30%. The latest areas served with 3G are the coastal areas of Osorio and …

EditorOi extends 2G/3G coverage in Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)

Anatel adds 29m new connections in 2010 (Brazil)

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Brazil has recorded 202.9 million total number of registered SIMs at the end of last year. It recorded a net addition of 29 million phones over the twelve-month period. The net gain was the second largest annual increase ever reported by National Regulator Anatel; a record 29.7 million new mobile phones were added in 2008. By 31 December 2010 cellular …

EditorAnatel adds 29m new connections in 2010 (Brazil)

Anatel publish new regulations for national fixed, mobile services (Brazil)

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Anatel, Brazil’s telecoms regulator has published new regulations outlined to extend the provision of fixed and mobile services nationwide by using the 450MHz-470MHz band. The Brazilian government is expecting the initiative will help it to bridge the so-called digital divide by clearing and reallocating spectrum bandwidth. The CDMA Development Group (CDG) has given its open backing to the new regulations …

EditorAnatel publish new regulations for national fixed, mobile services (Brazil)

Nextel Brazil gives $714 million for nationwide 3G license

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­NII Holdings has announced that its subsidiary, Nextel Brazil was the winning bidder for 20 MHz licenses in the 1.9-2.1GHz frequency band (H band) auctioned by Brazil’s telecoms regulator, Anatel. Nextel Brazil was the successful bidder for 11 of the 13 lots included in the H Band auction. The regional licenses won by Nextel Brazil cover approximately 182.4 million people …

EditorNextel Brazil gives $714 million for nationwide 3G license

Six submit bids for Brazil’s H Band auction

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Anatel, Brazil’s national telecoms regulator has revealed that six groups have submitted proposals to bid for the country’s final 3G mobile frequencies the so-called H Band. The six are domestic operators Vivo, Claro, TIM Brasil, Oi, Nextel and CTBC. The regulator has set up a Special Licensing Committee (CEL) which will assess the applications on 14 December. The H Band …

EditorSix submit bids for Brazil’s H Band auction

Anatel leads with H Band mobile auction (Brazil)

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Anatel, Brazil’s telecoms regulator has reportedly rejected petitions to permit existing mobile operators to participate in the upcoming auction of H Band 3G mobile spectrum. Earlier this year, Telemar Norte Leste (Telemar, or Oi) and SindiTelebrasil, an association representing local telephony companies, each submitted petitions to block the forthcoming auction of the H Band spectrum. According to reports, with Anatel …

EditorAnatel leads with H Band mobile auction (Brazil)

Anatel approves regulation to launch new MVNO (Brazil)

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Agencia Nacional de Telecomunicacoes (Anatel), Brazil’s telecoms regulator has approved regulations designed to help the introducing new mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) schemes in the country. As per the new rules, companies such as banks and retailers will be allowed to set up MVNO operations. It is understood that the likes of Pao de Acucar, Casas Bahia, Carrefour and Pernambucanas …

EditorAnatel approves regulation to launch new MVNO (Brazil)

Portugal Telecom expects to close Oi deal by March 2011

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The Chief Executive of Portugal Telecom, Zeinal Bava believes that Portugal Telecom (PT) can seal its deal with the Brazilian telecommunications group Oi (Tele Norte Leste Participa§µes) before the end of March 2011. According to Bava, negotiations are progressing very well. The company is confident that it will get all deals done by the end of March, if not sooner… …

EditorPortugal Telecom expects to close Oi deal by March 2011

Brazil Mobile Penetration Reached 96%: 1.89 Million New Mobile Subscribes in July’10

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Brazil saw a significant growth in its new mobile subscriptions as it grew to 187 million in July, the telecommunications regulator Anatel revealed. 1.89 million new subscriptions were added in the month of July, an increase of 1.02% compared to June. Brazil has recorded 13.06 million new users in 2010. Brazil now has 96.83 mobile phone users for every 100 …

EditorBrazil Mobile Penetration Reached 96%: 1.89 Million New Mobile Subscribes in July’10