The board of the National Telecommunications Agency (Agencia Nacional de Telecomunicacoes, Anatel) has approved additions to the long-standing wireless network sharing agreement that exists between Claro Brasil and Telefonica Brasil (Vivo). According to local press reports, the pact – which encompasses sharing of equipment in the 2.5GHz band – will see the joint deployment of 180 new base stations in rural areas, taking the total number of shared cell sites to 412. *According to TeleGeography's GlobalComms Database the original deal was signed back in May 2013, after the Brazilian cellcos acquired LTE-suitable 2.5GHz frequencies in June 2012's spectrum auction.
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