Anatel mulls adding broadband quality targets to telecoms law

13 Aug 2008

The Brazilian telecoms watchdog Anatel is considering plans to amend the country’s telecoms legislation to include minimum quality targets for broadband internet service providers, BNamericas writes citing Anatel board member Antonio Bedran as saying. The proposed changes could theoretically transform the high speed internet market into a ‘fixed line-style public service’ the online journal reports, operating under a system of pre-agreed quality targets. The planned measures are in response to recent service disruptions on Telefonica Brazil’s network which left its Speedy users in Sao Paulo without broadband internet access for 36 hours. Any changes to the law however, would need to be made jointly with the Brazilian communications ministry.