Anatel Approves December Bidding For 3G H-Band SpectrumSeptember 2010 | Daily Alert
The Brazilian telecoms regulator, the Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações (Anatel), has approved the bidding for additional spectrum to be used for 3G services. The spectrum is the so-called H Band, which is ideal for high-volume data transmission. Anatel plans to give preference to newly entering operators, in an effort to increase competition in the mobile market, and the agreement will also include obligations to increase coverage. BMI believes this should improve mobile services in Brazil, and possibly induce operators such as Nextel (NII Holdings) and GVT (Vivendi) to enter the 3G fray.
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