Brazil's National Telecommunications Agency ("ANATEL") launched a public debate to discuss its 2015-2016 Regulatory Agenda seeking to revoke its General Plan for Update of Telecommunications Regulation approved by Resolution No. 516/2008.

The Regulatory Agenda for 2015-2016 will include regulatory actions to be undertaken by ANATEL between July 2015 and December 2016. These actions were defined based on initiatives established by ANATEL's 2015-2024 Strategic Plan. This plan seeks to: (i) promote access to telecommunications, the quality of telecommunications services and appropriate pricing; (ii) stimulate competition and sustainability in the telecommunications sector; (iii) increase consumers' satisfaction with telecommunications services; and (iv) promote the dissemination of telecommunications data and information.

ANATEL divided its agenda into 33 (thirty-three) regulatory actions, among which we highlight the following:

  • Review the decree that regulates network neutrality, as provided for in the Internet Act;
  • Review of the regime and the scope of telecommunications services;
  • Review of regulations involving concession agreements of Fixed Switched Telephone Services ("FSTS");
  • Review of infrastructure sharing regulations;
  • Review of regulations involving radiofrequency spectrum and its management model;
  • Review of FSTS and Pay-TV regulations;
  • Review of regulations involving licensing of television stations;
  • Review of network interconnection regulations; and
  • Review of regulations involving the definition of relevant markets.

Contributions to ANATEL's public consultation may be submitted to ANATEL's Dialogue page through its System of Public Consultation Monitoring, by letter to ANATEL in Brasília, via fax, or by e-mail to, by July 29, 2015.

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