Minister of Communications Helio Costa of Brazil

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Costa said it is time to reduce compensation of mobile networks.
Hlio Costa had requested a delay to allow for some amendments to the auction, such as a request to reserve at least one spectrum allocation for the governments digital inclusion programme and another requiring licence holders to roll out services to small as well as large cities.
Senator Hélio Costa is a journalist and was born in Barbacena, Minas Gerais.
Costa was twice elected Federal Deputy, in 1986 and 1999.
compared with Brazilians monthly income, Costa said.
to pay for phone lines, Costa said in an interview in Brasilia.
Costa is scheduled to meet the companies this morning.
FLORIANOPOLIS, BRAZIL (MarketWatch) -- Brazilian cellphone operators are making 'too much money' from their customers, specifically those using prepaid handsets, Communications Minister Helio Costa said late Monday.
We must meet to discuss this," Costa said during the opening ceremony of the Futurecom communications conference in the southern Brazilian city of Florianopolis.
Costa said ways have to be found to reduce the cost of using prepaid phones, which he noted is five times higher than for postpaid phones.
LISBON (Thomson Financial) - Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and communications minister Helio Costa discussed yesterday a possible change to telecoms regulations which would allow a merger between Vivo Participacoes and TIM Participacoes, O Estado de Sao Paulo reported without citing a source.
Meanwhile communications minister Costa says that Brazil's communications and defence ministries may push for development of the C-390 to be accelerated.
Costa is the third communications minister in as many years and we believe the lack of stability in the position is not helpful for companies in the sector,' CSFB analysts said.
Moreover, analysts criticised the fact that Costa is more a political figure than a communications expert, despite his broadcast journalist background.
Minister Helio Costa said in an interview today in Brasilia.
it from being acquired by a larger foreign concern.