The operation was based on reports of distributors who were commercializing products without an ANATEL logo or number that had not been homologated by the agency. Radios, transmitters, wi-fi routers, network cables and decoders for cable tv were found. Seventy-eight agents participated in the operation that covered 14 cities in 7 states. 15 total distributors with 230 different addresses were discovered. The surveillance of the operation was conducted from agency headquarters.
ANATEL says these products may cause interference with other services, such as the communication at airports with airplanes, for example. ANATEL warns that any consumer that purchases this equipment due to its lower cost, is committing an illegal act and will end up being the harmed party. It is ‘Penny-wise and pound-foolish’.
“We know that these products do not have the same quality of the products that go through the homologation process. It is very important that we create conscience, from the chain of distributors, to commercialize products in Brazil that have been homologated properly. There were no arrests. However, distributors who had their equipment seized by the agents can face lawsuits and penalties. “
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