Communications Minister Miro Teixeira has commented in an exclusive interview with TELETIME News on the row over the annual fixed-line telephone tariff review that culminated in last week?s provisional ruling by the Federal High Court (STJ) suspending the increase granted by Anatel and determining that the review be linked to the IPCA index instead of the IGP-DI.
?There must be no resentment once the process is over,? Mr Teixeira said. ?No matter what the court finally decides, it?s important to establish a climate of understanding for the benefit of users, telephone companies and the nation.?
In an obvious effort to calm the storm and set a more moderate tone in preparation for renewed negotiations with the incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs) and Anatel, Miro Teixeira stressed the role played by President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in ensuring that the IGP-DI won?t be used for future tariff reviews. If it hadn?t been for the presidential decree determining the removal of this index from the new license due to come into force in January 2006, it would have been harder to force a change now, he said.