August 7, 2022
Anatel will appeal the decision to suspend roaming reference values

Anatel will appeal the decision to suspend roaming reference values

operators ClearAnd the Alive And the Tim I obtained in court the right to suspend one of the restrictions imposed by the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (Cade) and the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) during the purchase of Oi Móvel. In response, the federal agency should initiate a legal dispute against the companies to appeal the telecom companies’ favorable opinion.

Claro and Anatel sign a term to start arbitration proceedings

According to information from O Globo, the three carriers last week obtained precautionary measures “preventing other companies from accessing their networks at pre-set rates during roaming‘, a practice that has not been well appreciated by Anatel and must be fought by the agency in the coming days.

As identified during the sale of Oi Móvel, the consortium formed by Claro, Vivo and TIM is obligated to develop initiatives that help smaller service providers remain competitive even beyond Hey’s huge customer base and infrastructure.

However, the sector giants have chosen not to stick to the new wholesale roaming values ​​proposed by Anatel, invoking justice. Claro was the first to get the injunctionIt was granted by Judge Solange Salgado, of the First Federal Court for the Federal District, on July 14, 2022.

The joint decision of the operators that may affect small companies, especially after most of the numbers are transferred to one of the three companies. The argument put forward by the applicants is that they were not consulted about the rates set by the regulator.

In a note, the Brazilian Association of Competitive Communications Service Providers (TelComp) criticized the value suspension, which in short amounted to a subsidy for smaller companies. For Anatel President, Carlos Manuel Paiguri, “When a company has market power, it suffers from inefficiencies. Standards mimic fair costs once these inefficiencies are removed. These values ​​stimulate competition.” The newspaper sought, none of the operators took a position on the issue.