Anatel clears AT&T’s Sky Brasil purchase

30 Sep 2014

Brazil’s telecoms regulator Agencia Nacional de Telecomunicacoes (Anatel) has issued its approval for US telecom giant AT&T’s planned purchase of Sky Brasil Servicos (Sky Brazil), the Brazilian subsidiary of pay-TV group DirecTV, via a notice published in the country’s Official Gazette, reports local technology news source Digital Convergence.

As reported by CommsUpdate in July, Brazil’s antitrust regulator the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (or Cade) approved without restrictions AT&T’s USD48.5 billion takeover of DirecTV Latin America, serving 18.1 million subscribers across the region and owning 93% of pay-TV provider Sky Brazil, which also holds 4G wireless spectrum.

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