With the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games being held in Brazil, operators are rushing to roll out new technology such as LTE and FttH networks. The Brazilian government has issued a law offering tax breaks for new telecom investments in networks that support access to fixed or mobile broadband. Companies wishing to secure the tax breaks must submit their network projects to the Communications Ministry by 30 June 2013.
The asymmetric measures introduced by the General Competition Plan are a significant step in the Brazilian telecom environment. The regulation of network unbundling and controlled wholesale prices should pave the way for a more competitive broadband market. The General Competition Plan requires operators with Significant Market Power (SMP) to share their networks and infrastructure with small or new service providers, at reference prices approved by Anatel.
This report provides an overview of Brazil’s telecom market and regulatory environment, accompanied by statistical data, analyses, and outlook.
Brazil’s telecom revenues are expected to reach R$234 billion (US$117 billion) in 2013; Anatel has identified five SMP operators in the fixed-line sector (Vivo, Oi, Embratel/Net, CTBC, Sercomtel) and four SMP operators in the mobile sector (Oi, Claro, TIM Brasil, Vivo); mobile companies had to submit investment plans to lift a sales ban imposed by Anatel.
Companies covered in this report include:
Vivo, Oi, Embratel/Net, Claro, TIM Brasil, Intelig, CTBC/Algar Telecom, Sercomtel, GVT.