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Introduction

Brazil has one of the largest mobile service markets in the world. The country is characterized by huge mobile penetration and heavy competition.

Highlights

  • The approval of 4G services in the recently auctioned 700MHz band has unlocked additional spectrum for the deployment of 4G services, which currently cover less than 50% of the Brazilian population.

Features and Benefits

  • Offers details of the relevant regulated markets and the players identified as dominant in these markets.
  • Provides a detailed understanding of the regulatory environment in Brazil.

Key questions answered

  • What remedies are imposed at the retail and wholesale levels for fixed and mobile services in Brazil?
  • What are the current regulation and telecoms policies in Brazil?

Table of contents

Summary

  • In brief
  • Ovum view

Regulatory framework

  • National regulatory authority
  • Key legislation and regulation
  • Current status of market analysis

Spectrum

  • Spectrum policy
  • Wireless licensing

Wholesale fixed regulation

  • Services subject to regulation
  • Voice interconnection
  • Wholesale access
  • Wholesale broadband services

Wholesale mobile regulation

  • Services subject to regulation
  • Mobile termination charges

Other services subject to regulation

  • Other services subject to regulation in Brazil
  • The retail market
  • Quality of service
  • Regulation of bundles
  • VoIP
  • Fixed number portability
  • Mobile number portability
  • Advertising of broadband speeds
  • Terminating and switching out of contracts
  • Numbering policy

Universal service

  • Universal service provider
  • Universal service fund

Markets susceptible to regulation

  • Markets susceptible to regulation

Appendix

  • Methodology
  • Author

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