Regulatory News

Leaders of the National Telecommunications Agency (ANATEL) in Brazil, met last Tuesday, the 24th, with President Jair Bolsonaro and the Minister of Communications, Fábio Faria, to discuss the preparation for the 5G mobile network auction. According to the schedule being worked on, the event is scheduled for the first half of 2021.

“The forecast is to have a public notice approved by ANATEL at the beginning of next year; and the bidding session should take place at the end of the first semester. This is the schedule we’re working with and will pursue, despite the challenges that lie ahead of us,” said Carlos Manuel Baigorri, one of ANATEL’s board members.

In addition to being approved by ANATEL, the notice must be analyzed by the Federal Audit Court (TCU). According to ANATEL president, Leonardo Euler de Morais, the 5G notice will not have a fundraising objective and will demand greater investment commitments in the sector from the winning companies.

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