Anatel seizes 23,000 products for lack of approval | Brazil

An operation carried out on Tuesday (17) by Anatel (National Telecommunications Agency) resulted in 23,000 sealed or seized products. The agency adopted the measure because the equipment was not homologated or certified.

Anatel seizes 23000 products for lack of approval Brazil

Among the irregular items, there were optical equipment, restricted radiation transceivers and TV Boxes. Anatel says that it carried out the operation based on complaints from associations and manufacturers of telecommunications products that questioned the sale of unauthorized products.

The action took place at 52 addresses in 11 states, including São Paulo, Minas Gerais, Espírito Santo, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, Paraná, Pernambuco, Piauí, Goiás, Amazonas and Tocantins. The agency did not disclose the names of the companies, but said the inspection will resume in the next few days.

This is another operation to prevent the sale of irregular products by distributors, suppliers and importers. It is part of the Action Plan to Combat Piracy, which in August led to 21,000 sealed products in Catalão (GO).

The equipment was also not approved and belonged to a city operator. According to Anatel, among the unauthorized products were 19,700 couplers, 1,200 connectors and 225 splitters. The agency also seized 19 items, including access points and optical network units.

In 2018, the Action Plan to Combat Piracy totaled 200 thousand products sealed or seized. In the same period, 30 thousand items were withheld at Customs and 193 advertisements related to products without approval were removed from the air.

With information: Anatel.

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