DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/639981/brazil_country_re) has announced the addition of the "Brazil (Country Regulation Overview)" report to their offering.
The Brazilian regulator and government launched several initiatives to promote the expansion of broadband access in 2009. The three main initiatives were the proposal of a National Broadband Plan, Anatels approval of the provision of broadband over power line communications (PLC), and the Popular Broadband Programme in Sao Paulo state. Other local and regional programmes providing Internet access in public institutions such as schools and libraries have also been put in place. This is a very important move considering the low penetration of broadband in Brazil (5.6% as of the second quarter of 2009) in comparison with other South and Central American countries such as Chile (9.0%) and Mexico (8.1%), and the economic growth that increased broadband penetration can bring.
Meanwhile, the fast-growing Brazilian mobile market saw the launch of consultations concerning mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) and new spectrum allocation. To complement these actions, Brazilian regulators and the government should finally hold the WiMAX auction which has been promised but on hold since 2006. This could stimulate competition in the mobile market and also help the expansion of broadband access.
Other relevant regulatory developments that should contribute to the increase in fixed-line penetration and broadband infrastructure are the proposals for reviewing universal service obligations (USOs) for localities with less than 100 inhabitants, and a review of the universal service targets for the 2011-15 period, both presented by Anatel.
Key Topics Covered:
- Privatisation framework
- New concession contracts
- Telefonica Speedy service interruption
- Mobile market overview
- Mobile licensing
- 2G licences
- 3G licences
- Mobile operators
- Mobile penetration rate
- Recent developments in mobile regulation
- National regulatory authority
- Key legislation and regulation
- Narrowband flat-rate interconnection
- Flat-rate Internet access call origination (FRIACO)
- Local loop unbundling
- Decree approves Brasil Telecom acquisition of Oi
- Anatel approves TI/Telefonica deal with restrictions
- Universal service
- Universal service obligations
- New proposals in October 2009
- Broadband in the USO
- Universal service funding
- List of Tables
- List of Figures
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