In Brazil, AT&T operates exclusively in the pay-TV segment via DTH provider Sky, which it inherited from the purchase of DirecTV four years ago. The company's Latin American mobile operations have so far been limited to Mexico.
Grupo Globo, spearheaded by Globo TV, has reigned over the Brazilian media landscape for more than five decades, but will its domination be threatened by the growth of internet players?
Osiptel president Rafael Muente Schwarz said that the process would help convert the watchdog into a "world-class regulator."
Only 5.6% of cell sites were still out of service as of February 16
The company plans to digitalize its network, double broadband speeds and take its complete offering to the south and north of the country where they haven't been able to reach due to lack of post infrastructure.
The company recently announced an increase of an Itaú, ING-backed financing line to US$350mn to support its expansion plans
Twenty-five percent of customer service and support operations will integrate virtual customer assistant (VCA) or chatbot technology across engagement channels by 2020, up from less than two percent in 2017.
The auction would take place this year, but terms are still under discussion. Brazil is the country with most spectrum awarded to mobile operators.