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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Brazilian satellite operation also remains in the hands of Justice

Objections to the contract signed between the state company Telebras and the US company Via Sat, for the commercial exploitation of the SGDC-1 satellite will be decided in courts. Because of the conflict, the Minister of Communications, Gilberto Kassab, sees his aspirations to govern the state of Sao Paulo move away.

As from the so-called "Lava Jato" operation whereby politicians from fourteen parties are imprisoned or prosecuted for cases of corruption, Brazilian justice has become in recent years a fundamental cornerstone in daily life. In this context, the telecommunications sector, which in recent times has seen the judicialization of the most varied issues, could not be outside. The last one: the contract signed between the state company Telebras and the US company Via Sat, for the commercial exploitation of the first Brazilian satellite, the SGDC-1.

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