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Brazil ups satellite-auction prices

Brazil’s government says the entry price for an upcoming auction of satellite spectrum is being increased by 20 per cent to a minimum of BRL 27 million (about $9 million).

The nation’s Court of Audit (TCU) approved the sum following on from recommendations from Anatel (the National Telecoms Agency)

Brazil will sell access to 4 sets of transmission rights on May 26th. The licenses will then run for 15 years.

The last auction carried out by Brazil in 2014 saw winning bids from SES, Eutelsat and Hispamar. The failed bidders (Star One, Telesat of Canada, Inmarsat and Yahsat) are expected to make bids during this auction round.

SES, for example, in 2014 paid 33 million Brazilian Reals for a slot at 48 degrees West, and BR 26.8 million for capacity at 64 degrees West.

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