Anatel renews Claro 1900MHz WiLL spectrum for five years

12 Feb 2019

Brazil’s National Telecommunications Agency (Agencia Nacional de Telecomunicacoes, Anatel) has voted to renew a 1980MHz-1990MHz licence used by Claro to support its legacy WiLL services – but only for five years, rather than another 20-year period. In justifying the decision to reissue the concession for a reduced time-frame, the regulator cited the declining interest in fixed telephony as a platform.

According to Anatel, Claro Brasil accounted for a total of 10.430 million fixed voice subscribers at end-December 2018, of which 1.430 million utilised WiLL technology, down from around 3.510 million at the end of 2014.