Sercomtel expands fixed line footprint with Cascavel launch

20 May 2013

Brazilian regional fixed and mobile operator Sercomtel has reportedly rolled out fibre-optic fixed telephony services in the municipality of Cascavel, in partnership with domestic electricity distribution company Copel (which has a communications arm, Copel Telecom). According to Telecompaper, which does not cite its sources, the pair will target business users in Cascavel with voice and data services, with Copel also providing broadband access.

In January this year, TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate reported that Sercomtel had submitted a request to the national regulator Anatel, for permission to offer local and domestic long-distance (DLD) fixed telephony services in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, Porto Alegre and Belo Horizonte. According to an unconfirmed report at the time, the operator aims to provide fixed telephony services in cities and towns where its existing customers are already known to make DLD calls – therefore evening out any additional cost implications where it concerns interconnection fees.

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