The Board of Directors at Brazil’s National Telecommunications Agency (Agencia Nacional de Telecomunicacoes, Anatel) has approved a number of extensions for spectrum licences held by the likes of Claro Brasil, TIM Brasil, Telefonica Brasil (Vivo) and Algar Telecom. The decisions were rubber-stamped by the watchdog on 28 April and published in the Official Gazette on 2 May.
While the precise spectrum blocks vary depending on location, all 1900MHz and 2100MHz licences are now valid until 30 April 2038, while the 1800MHz concessions will run until 22 December 2032.
In addition, Anatel rejected Vivo’s request to extend its right to use 900MHz spectrum. As per the official documentation, the operator ‘did not meet the technical conditions necessary for granting its request’.
The full list of licence renewals can be found here.