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By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Just three months ahead of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s state visit to the United States, relations between the two countries are being tested by allegations that the National Security Agency...
By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Thursday, May 2nd the Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações (National Telecommunications Agency, ANATEL) issued fines of over R$9.5 million to telecommunications provider TIM. The company reportedly interrupted and dropped numerous...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Telecoms giant Oi launched its high-speed 4G mobile internet service in Rio on Thursday, becoming the city’s second operator to offer the service. Rival operator Claro launched its 4G...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – President Dilma Rousseff has unveiled plans for legislation to improve the quality of products and customer services offered in Brazil, affording shoppers greater protection and more rights. The proposed Plano Nacional de...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Investing in Brazil’s concession plans, which represent billions of reais of infrastructure contracts, could provide the answer for troubled European economies, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has said during an...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A Brazilian federal judge has thrown out a legal bid by telecom giant TIM to appeal against a decision by Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações (National Telecommunications Agency, ANATEL), the...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – From November 1, 2012, Brazilian Internet Service Providers (ISPs) selling fixed or mobile broadband must provide at least twenty percent of the speed they advertise, according to new rules...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter MANAUS, BRAZIL – Italian telecom giant TIM has unveiled a new R$171 million (US$84 million) plan to bring high-speed internet to Brazil’s Amazon region, accounting for over 45 percent of the country’s territory, but...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Second biggest petroleum company in Brazil, OGX, has fared the worst in terms of market value so far in 2012 of Brazil’s 295 companies publicly-traded on the São Paulo...

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