Brazil - Telecom Market Trends, Key Statistics and Regulatory Overview

 Published On: Mar, 2013 |    No of Pages: 20 |  Published By: Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd | Format: PDF
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With the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games being held in Brazil, operators are rushing to roll out new technology such as LTE and FttH networks. The Brazilian government has issued a law offering tax breaks for new telecom investments in networks that support access to fixed or mobile broadband. Companies wishing to secure the tax breaks must submit their network projects to the Communications Ministry by 30 June 2013.

The asymmetric measures introduced by the General Competition Plan are a significant step in the Brazilian telecom environment. The regulation of network unbundling and controlled wholesale prices should pave the way for a more competitive broadband market. The General Competition Plan requires operators with Significant Market Power (SMP) to share their networks and infrastructure with small or new service providers, at reference prices approved by Anatel.

This report provides an overview of Brazil’s telecom market and regulatory environment, accompanied by statistical data, analyses, and outlook.

Key developments:

Brazil’s telecom revenues are expected to reach R$234 billion (US$117 billion) in 2013; Anatel has identified five SMP operators in the fixed-line sector (Vivo, Oi, Embratel/Net, CTBC, Sercomtel) and four SMP operators in the mobile sector (Oi, Claro, TIM Brasil, Vivo); mobile companies had to submit investment plans to lift a sales ban imposed by Anatel.

Companies covered in this report include:

Vivo, Oi, Embratel/Net, Claro, TIM Brasil, Intelig, CTBC/Algar Telecom, Sercomtel, GVT.

1. Synopsis
2. Key statistics
3. Country overview
3.1 Economic background
3.1.1 GDP growth
3.1.2 Outlook
4. Telecommunications market
4.1 Overview of Brazil’s telecom market
4.2 Market analysis - 2013
4.3 Market outlook - short to long term
5. Regulatory environment
5.1 Regulatory developments
5.2 General Plan for Updating Telecom Regulations (PGR)
5.3 Regulatory authority
5.3.1 Anatel
5.4 Privatisation of Telebrás
5.5 Mirror companies
5.6 Telecom sector liberalisation in Brazil
5.7 General Competition Plan
5.8 Concessions and authorisations
5.9 Universal service goals
5.10 Government telecom funds (Fust, Fistel, and Funttel)
5.11 Foreign investment
5.12 Number portability
5.13 Access
5.14 Interconnection
5.15 Fixed-line contract renewal –2006
5.16 Fixed-line contract renewal – 2011
5.17 Mobile consumer rights
5.18 Taxes and tax exemptions
6. Related reports
Table 1 – Country statistics – 2013
Table 2 – Telephone network statistics – 2013
Table 3 – Internet user statistics – 2013
Table 4 – Broadband statistics – 2013
Table 5 – Mobile statistics – 2013
Table 6 – National telecommunications authority
Table 7 – Evolution of GDP in Brazil – 2000 - 2013
Table 8 – Fixed and mobile market share – 1997 - 2013
Table 9 – Telecommunications revenue – 2000 - 2013
Table 10 – Telecom revenue by segment – 2000 - 2013
Table 11 – Telecommunications investment – 2000 - 2013
Table 12 – Telecom investment by segment – 2000 - 2013
Chart 1 – Fixed and mobile market share at a glance – 2001 – 2013
Chart 2 – Evolution of telecom revenue in Brazil – 2003-2013
Chart 3 – Evolution of telecom investment in Brazil – 2003-2013
Exhibit 1 – Map of Brazil


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