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[September 03, 2013]
Broadband from Oi, Vivo, TIM misses Anatel targets in July [Global Data Point]
(Global Data Point Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Oi was the only provider of fixed broadband services not to reach the speed and quality targets set by the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) in July. In mobile broadband, TIM and Vivo were below the minimum standard for services in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo.
Anatel looked at the performance of fixed broadband providers Oi, Net, GVT, Vivo, CTBC/Algar, Ajato, Sercomtel and Cabo Telecom in the states of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Minas Gerais, Parana and Rio Grande do Norte. All of them except Oi reached or exceeded the target for instantaneous speed of 95 percent, average speed of 60 percent, latency of 85 percent, jitter of 80 percent, packet loss of 85 percent and availability 85 percent.
Oi, meanwhile, recorded a packet loss rate of 77.72 percent in its main market of Rio de Janeiro , while in Parana, the rate was 83.64 percent. In addition, Oi recorded latency of 14.02 percent, below the target, in Rio Grande do Norte.
Turning to mobile broadband services, Anatel evaluated Claro, Oi, Vivo and TIM in the states of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Minas Gerais and Parana. Vivo was below the target of 95 percent for instantaneous transmission in Rio de Janeiro (91.09 percent) and Sao Paulo (93.55 percent). TIM was also below this target in Sao Paulo, with 89.51 percent. With regard to the average transmission rate, all the mobile operators exceeded the target of 60 percent, reported Anatel.
According to the agency, operators that have not reached the targets will be subject to administrative procedures for sanctions, which may be warnings or fines.
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