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OneWeb Receives Regulatory Access to Provide Broadband in Brazil

By | July 5, 2022

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OneWeb’s prospects in Latin America have been boosted by the news that the Brazilian telecoms regulator, Anatel has granted the company a 15-year license to provide connectivity services across Brazil. OneWeb announced the approval on July 4.

This license will also enable OneWeb to support the Brazilian government’s efforts to extend digital infrastructure across the country and is an important milestone for the company to deliver its connectivity solutions across South America. Brazil is one of the few countries that will host two OneWeb satellite gateways, located in Petrolina and Maricá.

“The government of Brazil has made closing the digital divide a priority, which is firmly reflected in OneWeb’s license approval. We now have significant momentum behind our plans to supply high-speed, low-latency internet to Brazil, as its satellite market becomes increasingly diverse and dynamic over the coming years,” Christopher Casarrubias, head of Government and Regulatory Affairs for OneWeb in Latin America and the Caribbean, said in a statement.

OneWeb competitor SpaceX recently recieved market access for the Starlink constellation in Brazil.