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 …

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)