Uncertainty remains as to whether the Brazilian administration will bar certain technologies available to service providers in the upcoming 5G spectrum auction. Recently, telecom operators in Brazil have taken the stance that restrictions resulting in cost increases would be fought in court. This last 2020 edition of LS Brazil Outlook discusses three key aspects affecting Brazil’s 5G mobile network auction

On this issue | December 2020

National security v. free competition

National security v. free competition

Brazilian law lacks a broad national security exception that would allow the administration to bar the use of a specific 5G technology based on its country of origin. Requirements applicable to 5G technology in Brazil should, under the current...

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5G: the shape of disputes that may come

5G: the shape of disputes that may come

The upcoming 5G mobile network auction is expected to be entangled in disputes before administrative and judicial courts if the rules bar a given 5G technology from qualifying. Two potential battlegrounds are the Federal Audit Court (TCU) and...

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The interplay between GSI Rule 4 and Anatel regulations

The interplay between GSI Rule 4 and Anatel regulations

GSI Rule 4 (Instrução Normativa 4), which establishes minimum cybersecurity requirements for the deployment of 5G networks in Brazil will require further regulation by the Brazilian Telecommunications Agency (Anatel). The timing required for...

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