Anatel develops anti-piracy operation in 11 Brazilian states

Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) has developed an anti-piracy operation in 11 states of the country on Tuesday, in order to seal and confiscate equipment not legally certified. The operation managed to seize more than 23 thousand telecommunications products without legal certification.

‘This operation is the result of a great effort that Anatel’s inspection team has been making within the Action Plan against Piracy, in order to develop a deep investigation on the complaints we receive and act together with other management agencies such as the Federal Police, which actively participated in part of today’s actions’, said Igor de Moura, Inspection Superintendent at Anatel.  

Anatel’s initiative had the reception of several complaints as its starting point. The Brazilian telecommunications regulator received several ones in recent months from associations and telecommunications products manufacturers, regarding the commercialization of non-certified products. After verifying the claims, Anatel’s team inspected 52 establishments in 11 Brazilian states. The actions involved 55 inspectors, divided into 20 teams, which worked in the southern states (Paraná, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul) and the southeast (São Paulo, Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo), Amazonas, Goiás, Pernambuco, Piauí and Tocantins.