Anatel decides in April how to invest after TV digitization in Brazil

Brazilian Government, together with National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel), telecommunications and TV companies, postponed to April the decision on how to invest money from analog TV channels replacement first step in Brazil, which is estimated in USD 236 million.  Union General Advocacy (AGU) will establish legal limits in the use of money.

Moisés Moreira, Anatel adviser, said he is ‘waiting for a definition on the divergence between what Anatel’s Procuracy and Science, Technology, Innovation and Communications Ministry Legal Consultancy establish. In addition, he added that ‘we are going to listen to AGU and CTU (Union Accounts Curt)’.

Divergence between both Ministry and Anatel’s Procuracy lies in how money should be used. AGU’s Specialized General Procuracy says money should be invested in a greater number of converters and antennas, and in other projects approved by Anatel. Ministry, however, suggest to invest the money not only in converters and antennas, but in digital coverage too.