The new president of the National Telecommunications Agency ( Anatel ), Juarez Quadros, said on Wednesday (19), which expects the regulatory changes in the telecommunications industry to pass in Congress by the end of the year.
For tables, the revision of the General Telecommunications Law (LGT) is one of the “priorities” for the sector, and to encourage private investment and modernize the country’s telecom environment. Authored by Mr Daniel Vilela (PMDB), the Bill 3.453 / 2015 is had by Quadros as the reference for these changes.
“The LGT was a good solution for present issues to the past decade. The current situation is different and will be different yet what will come,” said Quadros, citing the disparity between the 20 million hits that Brazil possessed when the industry was privatized in 1998 and today more than 340 million hits – taking into account mobile and broadband .
Today, the telecommunications industry operates the world’s fifth largest network, with R $ 275 billion in annual revenues and 4% of the GDP.
Tables considers “relevant” for example, the proposed bill to change the current model of action by granting the telephone to an authorization-based format – something similar to what is already practiced in the mobile phone sector in the country .
Aligned with industry representatives, the president of Anatel estimates that the authorization model follows what most mature markets in the world practice today and could bring more investment capacity to operators through grants without obligations grant. “. “Plan B would be another law, the expectation is that this is resolved by law,” he said.
Tables reiterated that Anatel is ready for the possibility of intervention in the carrier but stressed that, nonetheless, the desire of the agency and the government it is for a market solution. He noted that the agency already has the experience of interventions in the past, in the case of CRT, when a dispute between members of the Rio Grande do Sul company led to a process of three-month intervention.
“The situation is totally different,” he said. “Today the problem is much more serious than that, but works to choose who the stakeholders, how to, how decree, that all the agency has done in the past.”
The Hi came in with his application for bankruptcy protection in June this year for debt to a total of R $ 65.4 billion – which includes R $ 20.2 billion in fines imposed by the agency.
The same month, Anatel first considered the possibility of intervention in the operator if the Hi delayed fund transfers to other operators or got worse the service provided to consumers.
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