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 Wednesday, August 31, 2011
ITU helps Brazil's Anatel secure new cost model

ITU has partnered with Brazilian regulator Anatel to help the agency create a new Cost Model that will assist in setting tariffs for fixed telephony and calculating industry standard reference values ​​for mobile and leased line services.

The new Cost Model will provide access to information management costs of the different business areas and product lines of telecommunications service providers, and improve the overall regulation of the sector. The cost model represents a key element in helping Anatel ensure compliance with Brazil's public sector policies.

The Director of ITU's Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT), Mr Brahima Sanou, was present in Brasilia for the signing of the USD 8.22 million contract with the winning consortium comprising the consultancies Advisia, Analysys Mason and Grant Thornton. Mr Sanou underlined the importance of the work that will be undertaken under the terms of the contract for Anatel, for the Brazilian market and for Brazil's ICT users. "ITU is proud to be part of this important mission, and of the trust that Brazil has placed in our work," he said. ITU managed the bid process for the contract, which will extend over the coming two years.

The signing ceremony was attended by the president of Anatel, Mr Ronaldo Sardenberg, and Mr Luiz Novaes, Partner with Advisia,  along with the new director of ITU's Americas Regional Office, Mr Hector Huerta.

Photo caption: Mr Luiz Novaes (left), Partner with Advisia;  Mr Brahima Sanou (centre), Director of ITU's Bureau of Telecommunication Development; and Ambassador Ronaldo Sardenburg (right), President of Anatel, after signing the contract.