How to Prepare Brazil for
a Digital Future?

While new technologies and consumer behavior have created an environment in which digital services converge and the boundaries of media, content, television, streaming, and social media are floating, Brazil’s outdated regulation of PayTV might be a major barrier in the country’s digital future. Outdated regulations prevent Brazil from becoming competitive on global digital markets and deprive Brazilian consumers of the freedom to choose services and content. Leading representatives of regulators agree that Brazil’s PayTV regulations are outdated, and that they need to be repealed.

● A regulatory framework that allows the re-formulation of business models in the digital age.
● Abolishing barriers that prevent vertical integration of digital and media services (e.g. Act 12485/2011, Article 5).
● Foster innovation in convergence of services and reduce barriers that could slow down the rollout of 5G infrastructure.

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