New Regulatory Framework For Telecommunications Is In Place

Author:Ms Marcela Waksman Ejnisman and Carla Do Couto Hellu Battilana
Profession:TozziniFreire Advogados
 
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Telecommunications & Information Technology

The Bill of Law No. 79 of 2016, which established a new regulatory framework for the telecommunications sector in Brazil, was sanctioned without vetoes by President Jair Bolsonaro. The Law No. 13,879 entered into force on October 4, 2019.

The new telecommunications framework allows the fixed telephone concessionaires to adapt their agreements from a concession regime to an authorization regime. This change of concession to authorization must be requested by the concessionaire and it should be approved by the Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency (ANATEL). In return, concessionaires must, among other conditions, make investment commitments to expand their fixed broadband services, in special in...

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