Anatel gives NET Servicos 90 days to vacate 2500MHz band

10 Feb 2015

The Agencia Nacional de Telecomunicacoes (Anatel) has reportedly given America Movil (AM) subsidiary NET Servicos 90 days to vacate the 2500MHz band, which it utilises for Multichannel Multipoint Distribution Service (MMDS) pay-TV services. The return of the spectrum was necessitated following NET Servicos’ merger with sister company Claro Brasil, which acquired 2×20MHz blocks in the same band in the regulator’s June 2012 spectrum auction.

In related news, according to Teletime, Sao Paulo-based Time Division-Long Term Evolution (TD-LTE) operator ON Telecom has expressed an interest in acquiring the vacated 2500MHz frequencies covering Recife, the fifth largest metropolitan area in Brazil. Anatel will make a decision regarding ON Telecom’s application when the spectrum has been returned.