Telecommunications & Information Technology

The Brazilian Telecommunications Agency (ANATEL) opened, on August 2, 2019, the Public Consultation No. 39 to hear public opinion on a new regulation for Internet of Things (IoT) and machine to machine (M2M) technologies in Brazil.

This consultation aims to simplify the regulatory framework in order to expand IoT applications, and to determine which technologies can be framed as Value Added Services (VAS) and which ones are properly telecommunication services.

The new regulation also intends to discuss the business models that will require a telecommunication license, as well as which would be the most appropriate telecommunications service for IoT – Multimedia Communication Service (SCM), Private Limited Service (SLP), Personal Mobile Service (SMP) for terrestrial applications, or Global Mobile Satellite Service (SMGS) for mobile satellite applications – or even if it would be necessary to create a new telecommunication service.

The proposal for the IoT regulation is available on the ANATEL’s Library website (, and the deadline for submitting comments and suggestions is on September 19, 2019. ANATEL also informed that a public hearing to discuss these rules will be held in Brasília, but its date has not been determined yet.

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