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After almost three years of economic slowdown, Brazil is gradually treading the recovery path. During the economic crisis, the Brazilian mobile market has seen a drastic decline in total connections. The market has lost over 47 million connections since 2014.


  • Anatel is taking initiatives to improve competition in Brazil's telecoms sector. The regulator approved a new version of the general competition targets plan (PGMC) in July 2018.
  • Anatel aims to streamline regulatory processes for effective outcomes. Anatel enjoys a great degree of independence from the Brazilian government, and the regulator has been trying to improve its efficiency through various measures.

Features and Benefits

  • Provides details on the regulated markets in Brazil's telecoms sector.
  • Offers 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


  • In brief
  • Ovum view

Regulatory framework

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


  • 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
  • Roaming obligations
  • MVNO access

Other services subject to regulation

  • The retail market
  • The regulation of bundles
  • Quality of service
  • Advertising of broadband speeds
  • Terminating and switching out of contracts
  • VoIP
  • Regulatory position on OTTs
  • Regulatory position on IoT/M2M
  • Numbering policy
  • Data protection regulation

Universal service

  • Universal service provider
  • Universal service fund
  • Universal service obligation for broadband


  • Methodology
  • Author