Two bids received for wireless concessions

15 Sep 2004

Brazil’s telecoms regulator Anatel has revealed that it has received bids from two companies to buy up to six mobile phone licences covering different parts of the country. At the deadline yesterday morning, tenders had been tabled by Telemig Celular Participacoes and Stemar Telecomunicacaoes; the latter is owned by Claro, the Brazilian arm of Mexico’s America Movil. According to Dow Jones, Telemig Celular is believed to have bid for a concession in the south of Minas Gerais state and part of Sao Paulo state, whilst Claro is said to be interested in either of the two licences on offer in Minas Gerais, with which it hopes to fill gaps in its coverage. Anatel is also offering three licenses in Sao Paulo state and one license covering six states in the northeast of the country.

Brazil, Telemig Celular