Vivo, Claro Network Sharing Deal Receives Antitrust Approval

Brazil’s antitrust regulator, Conselho Administrativo de Defesa Economica (CADE), has approved a network sharing partnership between mobile operators Vivo Participacoes and Claro, in a move that will enable the pair to save costs as they roll out next generation networks. According to the watchdog the pair’s plans to share part of their backhaul network and transmission sites does not affect consumers, as other operations and commercial activities will remain separate.

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