Anatel allows blocking cell phone signals wherever Bolsonaro is | Telecommunications

The National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel), through the Superintendence of Grants and Resources, granted an authorization that allows the Institutional Security Office of the Presidency of the Republic (GSI) to block signals from radiocommunication devices where President Jair Bolsonaro or vice Hamilton Mourão.

Jair Bolsonaro (Photo: Marcos Corrêa / PR - 08/07/2019)

Only Anatel can authorize this type of block: it is the agency’s role to coordinate, authorize and inspect the radio spectrum in Brazil. The general use of cell phone blockers is prohibited, as they cause interference with operator services and technologies that use unlicensed spectrum, such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, microwave ovens or cordless phones.

The license allows blocking in a radius of up to 200 meters in any place where Jair Bolsonaro or Hamilton Mourão “work, reside, are or are about to be”. The GSI may use equipment that blocks specific frequencies or several bands at the same time. Permission was granted until December 31, 2022, which is the end of the term.

According to Anatel, the use of blockers should be done sparingly, restricted only to “specific, episodic, urgent and temporary operations, in which concrete evidence of potential or imminent risk of actions necessary to preserve the safety of the President of the company is identified. Republic and the Vice-President of the Republic ”.

With information: Teletime.

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