GSMA welcomes Brazilian Government decision to reduce machine-to-machine taxation

London, UK, May 9, 2014 – The GSMA welcomes the Brazilian Government’s decision to pass regulation reducing taxation on machine-to-machine devices. The move, which was announced by Brazil’s Communications Minister Paulo Bernardo and signed by President Dilma Rousseff, will significantly reduce the SIM card tax on M2M devices, providing a stimulus for operators to develop services, such as smart metering, car tracking or remote health monitoring.

“President Rouseuff’s decision to reduce this taxation is a significant move to stimulate the growth of M2M services and should be recognised by other markets as a very positive and forward-looking move,” said Tom Phillips, Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA.

 

“M2M is a new market whose growth should be encouraged by government policies of low taxation and light-touch regulation. Countries like Brazil that encourage the growth of M2M services will be the first to benefit from the social, environmental and economic opportunities of this important new sector.”

 

The decree will cut two fees in the Telecommunications Inspection Fund (FISTEL) – the Installation Inspection Tax (TFI), which is charged when a SIM is first activated and the Operation Inspection Fee (TFF), an annual charge on each active SIM. This equates to a combined reduction of 80%.

There are approximately 8.7 million M2M connections (source: GSMA Intelligence) currently active in Brazil, a figure that is expected to grow exponentially following this decision. The GSMA recently released a report called The Mobile Economy Latin America, that predicted 84 million M2M connections by 2017.

A three-day plenary in Montevideo, Uruguay (27-29 May) will be hosted by the GSMA (Latin America) for key government and mobile industry representatives from across Latin America to discuss the industry.  It will include a seminar on M2M service models.

The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide. Spanning more than 220 countries, the GSMA unites nearly 800 of the world’s mobile operators with 250 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and Internet companies, as well as organisations in industry sectors such as financial services, healthcare, media, transport and utilities.

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