TIM Brasil strengthens distribution at Mateus shops

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TIM Brasil has strengthened its partnership with the largest retailer in the Brazilian state of Maranhao, the Mateus group, as reported by 180 Graus. The operator increased the visibility of its brand in all 44 stores of the chain on shopping carts, checkouts, signs, uniforms, inserts, among others. In Mateus stores, consumers can find Sims, top-ups and a varied portfolio …

EditorTIM Brasil strengthens distribution at Mateus shops

Brazil minister sees minimal delay to 4G auction

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According to a recent report by Reuters, Communications Minister Paulo Bernardo stated that the auction of the 700 MHz band for 4G mobile services should occur by mid-September. His statement follows a request by the Court of Audit (TCU) for technical clarifications about the 4G auction to the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel), in a decision that could hinder the federal …

EditorBrazil minister sees minimal delay to 4G auction

Consumers group requests sanctions against TIM Brasil

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Brazilian consumer association Proteste has sent a letter to the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) requesting it ensure compliance with the automatic cancellation of telecommunication services without the need to speak with an attendant and punish companies that are violating the new requirement, reports Teletime. According to a test conducted by Folha de Sao Paulo, the first day the rules were …

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Anatel, Senacon to monitor customer service rules (Brazil)

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Brazil’s National Telecommunications Authority (Anatel) and the National Consumer Registry (Senacon) of the Ministry of Justice have issued a statement saying they will jointly monitor the compliance of requirements introduced by the General Rules of Consumer Protection (RGDC). The requirements were developed based on consumer complaints of consumers and information received from agencies for consumer protection. The regulation introduces a …

EditorAnatel, Senacon to monitor customer service rules (Brazil)

Brazilian regulator to discuss 700 MHz auction on 17 July (Brazil)

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The notice for the auction of the 700 MHz band, to be used for 4G mobile broadband services, is on the agenda of the 17 July meeting of Brazil’s National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel), as reported by O Globo. Announcing the news, Anatel president Joao Rezende said he expects no problems, and that the auction notice could be published on 25 …

EditorBrazilian regulator to discuss 700 MHz auction on 17 July (Brazil)

Oi leads in Wi-Fi hotspots in Brazil

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According to data from Brazil’s National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel), the number of Wi-Fi hotspots in Brazil reached 159,270 at the end of May. Oi leads the rankings with 152,577 hotspots, followed by Net Servicos (3,503), Linktel (2,056), TIM Brasil (799) and Vivo (175). However, Anatel points out that the data from the Jiware portal responds only to around 90 percent …

EditorOi leads in Wi-Fi hotspots in Brazil

Brazil consumers group criticizes 700 MHz auction proposal

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The Brazilian Institute for Consumer Defense (IDEC) has criticized the proposed use of the 700 MHz frequency band for mobile broadband. In its contribution to the public consultation launched by Anatel on the draft bidding documents for the 700 MHz auction, the consumers association pointed out that the right to use the 700 MHz frequency is not conditional on the …

EditorBrazil consumers group criticizes 700 MHz auction proposal

Brazil awards 4G spectrum licences required for 2014 World Cup (Brazil)

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Brazil’s telecom regulator Anatel awarded broadcast licenses for fourth generation (4G) cell service as well as frequencies aimed at rural broadband coverage in an auction that raised $1.24 billion from Brazil’s biggest carriers, according to a report by Reuters. As per the report, Anatel president João Rezende said the results exceeded expectations, with carriers such as Telefonica Brasil, the Brazilian …

EditorBrazil awards 4G spectrum licences required for 2014 World Cup (Brazil)

Anatel rejects request to modify bidding terms for 2.5 GHz, 450 MHz tenders (Brazil)

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Brazilian telecoms regulator Anatel rejected a request by five operators to revoke certain bidding terms for the 2.5 GHz and 450 MHz tenders, scheduled for June 12, the agency said in a statement. The local operators involved are Vivo, TIM, Claro, Oi, as well as Sweden’s AINMT (Net1). The companies had hoped to revoke and renegotiate bidding requirements for guarantee …

EditorAnatel rejects request to modify bidding terms for 2.5 GHz, 450 MHz tenders (Brazil)

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 …

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