Court rules to keep monthly fees

8 Aug 2005

Brazilian federal judge Lilian Botelho has rejected a request for an injunction to abolish the monthly fees charged by fixed line operators in the country. The monthly fees were recently suspended, but regulator Anatel appealed against the decision, and the fees were reinstated. However, clients had requested that the fees were abolished again. Telcos can charge customers a basic subscription fee of around BRL40 ((USD17.25).