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09 JAN 2019

Brazil establishes mandatory network connection in six cities

Telecompaper - 08/01/2019 - [gif]

Assunto: Infraestrutura da Internet

Braziil's National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) has established an obligation for providers with significant market power to provide a direct connection at Traffic Exchange Points (PTTs) operated by in six cities. According to the act published in the Official Gazette, the decision establishes that in Oporto, Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia and Fortaleza, the providers Oi, Vivo, Claro, TIM and Algar should provide connections.

In the city of Porto Alegre, only Algar is free of the obligation. In Curitiba, the obligation is imposed on Oi, Vivo, Claro, TIM, Algar and Copel. The decision is the result of a public consultation process conducted in December and will guarantee local providers the possibility of contracting transport capacity under regulated conditions.