The National Telecommunications Agency or Anatel is a special agency in Brazil created by the general telecommunications act in 1997 and governed by Decree 2338 of 07/10/1997. The agency is administratively and financially independent, and not hierarchically subordinate to any government agency. Its decisions can only be appealed in court. From the Ministry of Communications, Anatel has inherited the powers of granting, regulating and supervising telecommunications in Brazil as well as much technical expertise and other material assets.
Manufacturers and distributors of equipment for the Brazil wireless/telecommunication industry face complex and demanding regulations on quality, performance and end-user security as well as systems interoperability. To access this market, all wireless / telecoms equipment must be tested and certified in Brazil.
ANATEL SCOPE / REQUIREMENTS