On this Wednesday, the Senate approved a legislative bill that
introduces modifications and creates new investments opportunities
in the Brazilian telecom sector. The text is now pending on
President Bolsonaro's approval.
Such modifications are summarized as follows:
(i) Introduced the possibility of the migration of fixed switched telephone service concessions (SFTC) to the private system (authorization), with the significant reduction of the obligations, and thus, enabling the development of new businesses (focusing on broadband);
(ii) The end of the limitation of a single extension for the terrestrial and satelital radio-frequencies spectrum licenses, included the right of use of the orbital slots;
(iii) Creation of a secondary spectrum market, allowing the transfer between the telecommunications services providers; and
(iv) Exclusion of broadcasting companies from payment of the Fund for Universal Access to Telecommunications Services (FUST);
Part of what is going to be introduced by the new law will depend on the regulation that will be issued by the National Telecommunications Agency (ANATEL).
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