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About Anatel

Published: Wednesday, 15 April 2015 14:14 | Last Updated: Thursday, 11 June 2015 13:44

The National Telecommunications Agency is part of the federal government and plays the role of the telecommunications regulatory agency in Brazil. The Agency was established in 1997 by the General Telecommunications Law. Among its duties, stand out:

  • within the scope of its attributions, implement the national telecommunications policy
  • manage radio-frequency spectrums and the use of orbit resources, issuing their standards;
  • issue norms and standards to be followed by telecommunication service providers regarding equipment utilization;
  • issue or recognize product certification, in accordance with norms and standards established by the Agency;
  • repress violations to user rights.

    What is the role of Anatel in major international events?

    The Agency´s actions more directly related to the international major events are focused on the efficient administration of spectrum, including the planning of frequency bands required to meet the spectrum demands, the authorization (licensing) for the temporary use of radio frequencies, especially those related to international news coverage and preventing or rapidly interrupting harmful interferences that may provoke impacts on the execution of the events. These activities are mainly focused on the organization, security, media coverage, services provision among others.


    About LGT - General Telecommunications Law

    The LGT, Law No. 9472/97 , is the legal framework for the telecommunications sector in Brazil.

    In addition to the General Law, there are other specific regulations that should be read by those interested in operating telecommunications equipment during big events, especially Wireless devices.


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