Regulatory News
May 31
Leaders from the National Telecommunications Agency (ANATEL), in Brazil) and from the National Communications Authority (ANACOM), in Portugal discussed the common-interest topic of 5G technology and initiatives adopted to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic.

On the implementation of 5G in Portugal, ANACOM explained how the process of preparing the public notice and public consultations is being conducted. Aspects such as governance and cybersecurity were also discussed. The representatives of the two agencies also presented data on the effects of the pandemic on the demand and use of telecommunications networks in their countries.
May 21
The National Petroleum Agency (ANP) extended the deadline to December 31 for Petrobras to conclude negotiations and submit the terms for assignment of rights to onshore and shallow water field contracts, part of its divestment process. The deadline was the end of this month, but was extended due to the economic crisis and the Covid-19 pandemic.

The decision refers to 15 areas explored by the state company which were put up for sale to downsize the company and, at the same time, obtain more resources to reduce debts.
April 30
Australia's National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Management Authority (NOPSEMA), Australia, initiated a series of inspections aimed at the offshore sector to collect information on how operators are managing the effects and consequences of the new coronavirus pandemic ( Covid-19).

This data will be used to develop and plan regulatory measures. The information is being collected virtually to avoid health risks.

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