With a bill, wants to require cell phone companies to establish a roaming agreement in the case of municipalities that are not served by any of the carriers. The Committee on Science and Technology, Communication and information technology of the house of Representatives was about to approve a proposal on Wednesday to (2), but there has been a request for a view.
- What is roaming? [national and international]
- Where is the antenna of the mobile phone companies
The draft law 7.787/2017 at the earliest, is by the members, Fabio Garcia, (O-M), and Hildo Rocha (MDB-S). The report highlights the fact that the cell phone service is provided by only one carrier, at 1.792 municipalities, and in many of the locations of the subscribers of providers that do not operate in the city, are able to use the phone due to the lack of roaming agreements.
Who asked to be seen was the deputy of Mr. Lippi’s (PSDB-SP). In accordance with the Mobile Team, the member of parliament wants to know what the actual impacts of the project, and analyse costs. Currently, the regulation of Anatel, it already requires the sharing of the network, in the case of municipalities with less than 30% of the inhabitants, so long as they have 3G. The schedule provides for service by the end of 2019 at the latest.
Even so, the carriers are already working to expand the network. One of the key partnerships is between TIM and Vivo, which have adopted the model of a single grid for the sharing of 2G network in the country and the network to 4G at a frequency of 700 MHz spectrum in the case of municipalities with less than 30% of the population. The measure is expected to reduce the cost to these companies, who will share the cost of infrastructure and maintenance.
According to the data of August 2019, the regulatory agency, the operator with the largest coverage, that is, the person who is present in the 4.642 cities, followed by Claro (4.222), TIM (3.780), and Hi (3.565).