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Barretto Ferreira e Brancher Sociedade de Advogados | Brazil |

Ricardo Barretto Ferreira da Silva

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Barretto Ferreira e Brancher Sociedade de Advogados | Brazil | 9 May 2012

ANATEL approves bid notice for 4G frequency auction

Brazil's telecommunications regulator (ANATEL) recently approved the bid notice for the 2.5 gigahertz radio frequency band, to be used for the provision of 4G technology, and the 450 megahertz radio frequency band, designed to improve coverage in Brazil's rural areas. The requirements to use national technology set out in the initial draft bid notice have been maintained.
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Barretto Ferreira e Brancher Sociedade de Advogados | Brazil | 2 May 2012

Ministry of Communications publishes rules for Digital City Project

The Ministry of Communications recently published Call for Proposals 001/2012-MC, relating to the Digital City Project. The project is designed to achieve greater efficiency in the management of cities through the deployment of network connection infrastructure between municipal authorities and local public equipment, thereby improving community access to government services.
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Barretto Ferreira e Brancher Sociedade de Advogados | Brazil | 28 Mar 2012

ANATEL publishes draft fixed telephony universalisation regulation

Brazil's telecommunications regulator (ANATEL) recently submitted for public consultation its proposed Regulation of the Fixed Switched Telephone Service Universalisation Obligations. The proposed regulation will govern the General Universalisation Goals Plan, which establishes the universal access and service goals for fixed switched telephone service incumbents for the period 2011 to 2015.
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Barretto Ferreira e Brancher Sociedade de Advogados | Brazil | 29 Feb 2012

ANATEL plans to implement ninth digit for mobile phone numbers

Brazil's telecommunications regulator, ANATEL, recently published a statement in the Official Gazette stating that an additional digit will be implemented in the numbering of personal mobile services. The current numbering system has eight digits. The ninth digit will initially be added only to mobile phones from Area 11, which corresponds to the City of Sao Paulo and 63 other municipalities......
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Barretto Ferreira e Brancher Sociedade de Advogados | Brazil | 15 Feb 2012

ANATEL discusses draft 4G technology bid notice

Brazil's telecommunications regulator (ANATEL) recently submitted to public consultation the draft bid notice for the 450 megahertz (MHz) and 2.5 gigahertz (GHz) radio frequency bands. The 450 MHz band auction aims to provide the lowest price to end users and the 2.5 GHz band bidding process aims to promote access to high-speed mobile broadband, using fourth-generation mobile technology.
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Barretto Ferreira e Brancher Sociedade de Advogados | Brazil | 1 Feb 2012

ANATEL publishes public consultation on fixed and mobile broadband quality

ANATEL, the Brazilian telecommunications regulator, recently submitted to public consultation an application it had received for the annulment of several provisions of the service quality management regulations for multimedia communication and personal mobiles. The provisions affected by the application relate to the indicators used to evaluate the quality of fixed and mobile broadband and......
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Barretto Ferreira e Brancher Sociedade de Advogados | Brazil | 5 Oct 2011

Pay television market opened up to telecommunications carriers

Following the recent signing into law of Bill 116/10, the most significant change for the telecommunications sector is the removal of the restrictions in the pay television market for foreign investors and fixed switched telephony service concessionaires. It is hoped that the new law will foster competition in the market, thereby increasing supply and lowering prices for the consumer.
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Barretto Ferreira e Brancher Sociedade de Advogados | Brazil | 14 Sep 2011

ANATEL proposes plan to open up telecommunications market

Brazil's telecommunications regulator (ANATEL), which aims to govern competition between the different providers, recently submitted its proposed General Plan of Competition Goals for public consultation. ANATEL intends to define the new criteria to identify the strongest economic groups (ie, those with significant market power) to establish obligations related to the opening up of the market.
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Barretto Ferreira e Brancher Sociedade de Advogados | Brazil | 31 Aug 2011

ANATEL discusses new regulations for multimedia communication

Brazil's telecommunications regulator recently submitted for public consultation its proposal for an update to the Multimedia Communication Service (MCS) Regulation, introducing state and local licences and MCS agents, and providing for network neutrality. The agency also proposed the creation of an MCS Quality Management Regulation to establish minimum quality standards for broadband......
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Barretto Ferreira e Brancher Sociedade de Advogados | Brazil | 20 Jul 2011

Government approves amendments to telephony service plans

The Brazilian government recently approved amendments to both the General Plan for Universalisation Goals and the National Broadband Plan. The universalisation plan aims to establish quality standards for the telecommunications services that support internet access. Concurrent with these amendments, the government has negotiated the adhesion of fixed telephony incumbents to the National......
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