OECD Telecommunication and Broadcasting Review of Brazil 2020

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Connectivity is the backbone of the digital transformation, and as such, policies and regulatory measures that foster access to high-quality communication services at competitive prices are key. This review provides a comprehensive examination of Brazil’s communication and broadcasting sectors, highlighting areas for regulatory and policy reform that can help ensure a successful and inclusive digital transformation. It analyses market performance of the communication and broadcasting sectors, as well as underlying policies and regulations. Based on its findings, the report recommends actions in five key areas: improving the policy and regulatory framework; overhauling the taxation, fees and tariff framework; improving market conditions; fostering competition in communication and broadcasting markets; and strengthening national policies and evidence-based policy making. These areas should be addressed simultaneously, in order to ensure a holistic approach to reform.

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Communication policy and regulation

This chapter assesses the communication policy and regulatory framework in Brazil. It analyses public policy initiatives, regulatory measures and the main consumer protection issues. Policy and regulatory topics discussed include licensing, regulatory compliance, spectrum management, interconnection and wholesale access regulation, infrastructure sharing and facilitating rights of way. The chapter also assesses ex ante regulation for promoting competition and national policies for expanding access and use of broadband services. It concludes with a discussion on regional integration, international co-operation and international mobile roaming.

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