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Released: May 24, 2012

PUBLIC NOTICE
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DA No.

12-817

Report No. SCL-00130

Thursday May 24, 2012

Actions Taken Under Cable Landing License Act

Section 1.767(a) Cable Landing Licenses, Modifications, and Assignments or Transfers of Control of Interests in

Cable Landing Licenses (47 C.F.R. § 1.767(a))

By the Chief, Policy Division, International Bureau:
Pursuant to An Act Relating to the Landing and Operation of Submarine Cables in the United States, 47 U.S.C. §§
34-39 (Cable Landing License Act), Executive Order No. 10530, Exec. Ord. No. 10530 reprinted as amended in 3
U.S.C. § 301, and section 1.767 of the Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R. § 1.767, the following applications ARE
GRANTED. These grants of authority are taken under section 0.261 of the Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R. § 0.261.
Petitions for reconsideration under section 1.106 or applications for review under section 1.115 of the Commission's
rules, 47 C.F.R. §§ 1.106, 1.115, may be filed within 30 days of the date of this public notice.
These applications have been coordinated with the Department of State and other Executive Branch agencies pursuant
to section 1.767(b) of the Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R. §1.767(b), and consistent with procedures established with the
Department of State. See Review of Commission Consideration of Applications under the Cable Landing License Act,
IB Docket No. 00-106, Report and Order, 16 FCC Rcd 22167, 22192-93, paras. 51-52 (2001) (Submarine Cable
Landing License Report and Order); Streamlined Procedures for Executive Branch Review of Submarine Cable Landing
License Requests, State Department Media Note (Revised) (rel. Dec. 20, 2001) available at
http://2001-2009.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2001/6951.htm.
This public notice serves as each cable landing licensee's Cable Landing License, or modification thereto, pursuant to
the Cable Landing License Act and sections 1.767 and 1.768 of the Commission's rules. Cable landing licensees should
review carefully the terms and conditions of their licenses. Failure to comply with these terms and conditions or
relevant Commission rules and policies could result in fines or forfeitures.
The Commission most recently amended its rules applicable to submarine cable landing licenses in Review of
Commission Consideration of Applications under the Cable Landing License Act, IB Docket No. 00-106, FCC 01-332,
16 FCC Rcd 22167 (2001), 67 Fed. Reg. 1615 (Jan. 14, 2002). An updated version of sections 1.767 and 1.768 of the
rules is available at http://www.fcc.gov/ib/pd/pf/telecomrules.html. See also
http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-02-598A1.pdf for a March 13, 2002 Public Notice;
http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-01-332A1.pdf for the December 14, 2001 Report and Order.
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SCL-T/C-20120327-00005

P
Brasil Telecom of America Inc.
Transfer of Control
Grant of Authority
Date of Action:
05/23/2012

Current Licensee:

Brasil Telecom of America Inc.

FROM:

Telemar Norte Leste S.A.

TO:

Oi S.A.
Notification filed March 27, 2012, of the pro forma transfer of control of the cable landing license for the GlobeNet cable system,
SCL-LIC-19990602-00010, SCL-MOD-20030701-00022, held by Brasil Telecom of America Inc. (GlobeNet), from Telemar Norte Leste S.A.
(TMAR) to Oi S.A., effective February 27, 2012. The GlobeNet cable system links two cable landing stations on the east coast of the United
States with cable landing stations in Bermuda, Venezuela and Brazil.
GlobeNet is controlled by Telemar Participacoes S.A. (TmarPart) through a series of subsidiaries. In a reorganization to simplify the corporate
structure, newly issued shares of one of TmarPart's subsidiaries, Coari Participacoes S.A. (Coari), were exchanged for outstanding shares issued
by TMAR. At the same time, Coari and another subsidiary, Tele Norte Leste Participacoes S.A., were merged into a third subsidiary, Brasil
Telecom S.A., which was subsequently renamed Oi S.A. As a result, TmarPart has a direct, controlling interest in Oi S.A., and TMAR and
GlobeNet are direct and indirect wholly-owned subsidiaries of Oi S.A., respectively. Shares of Oi S.A. are publicly listed on the BOVESPA
market in Sao Paulo, Brazil and on the New York stock exchange. The corporate reorganization does not affect the ultimate control of GlobeNet
by TmarPart.
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