the Brazilian Broadband PolicyPresentation Transcript
A report on the Brazilian Broadband Policy Lima, 20th of November of 2010 Gabriel Boavista Laender University of Brasília (UnB) Telecommunication Law Study Group (Getel) www.getel.org
This presentation: an overview of the reasonsand means of the Brazilian National BroadbandPlan
The broadband plan is yet too recent... September 25th, 2009 Broadband Plan Task June 23rd, 2010 Force Connected Brazil Forum May 12th, 2010 October 3rd, 2010 Broadband Program Decree Presidential electionsAnd its implementation began in a politicaltroublesome environment.
• Simple, convergent rulesConvergence • Removal of barriers of entry
Regulatory approach that enables new businessmodels.
And: a revival of a famous state owned company
Why use a state owned company? • National security • Public procurement rules provide a good source for benchmark regulation • Systemic planning of public facilities (eg. roads, railways, electric grids) • More flexible alternative to implement public-private partnerships • Less intrusive deverticalization as a means to develop a more competitive wholesale market
What can´t be done with Telebrás?
The limits of • No discrimination by regulation against privately owned companies - except on public procurement of broadband services • It is forbidden by law to establish subsidiaries • It is forbidden by regulation to provide access (last mile) other than to Government - except on cases where a 12 ministry committee evaluates there is no reasonable offer
What is expected of ?
will• provide broadband to Government agencies, - federal, state and municipal.• connect research facilities, hospitals, community centers and places of public interest to digital inclusion.• offer wholesale access to backhaul and IP connectivity to all other providers, at nondiscriminatory conditions improve competition deploy a nation wide broadband bundle of at least 512 kbps at less than U$ 15
Thank you. Gabriel Boavista Laender University of Brasília (UnB) Telecommunication Law Study Group (Getel) www.getel.org