Brazil's Anatel issues new wireline voice calling rates

Anatel, Brazil's telecom regulator, has given the go-ahead to cut what service providers can charge for wireline calling rates.

Set to occur in three stages during a two-year period between 2012 and 2014, any wireline phone calls to wireless phones will drop from 32 cents to 20.5 cents in 2014.

The regulator said in a statement that it would approve the new rates in the next 80 days and that wireline voice providers must realign their voice service pricing 20 days after the new tariffs are published.

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