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Anatel Awards O3b Networks Rights to Operate in Brazil

By Tai Nichols | September 4, 2013
Brazilian flag Image credit: user R Loewenthal

Brazilian flag
Image credit: user R Loewenthal

[Via Satellite 09-04-13] Brazil’s National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) has awarded O3b Networks the rights to use its foreign satellite system in the country by conferring “landing rights” on the company. The license runs for an initial period of 10 years and is renewable.

O3b will begin operations in the country later this year. The license will allow O3b to deliver high-speed, affordable broadband connectivity to Internet service providers (ISPs), mobile operators, businesses and governments.

“We are very pleased by this,” said Steve Collar, CEO, O3b Networks. “O3b is a unique solution for a large vibrant country like Brazil. O3b can now launch service on schedule, covering all of Brazil with the speed of fiber and the reach of satellite.”