Cablegate: Interference with Department of Defense
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S E C R E T BRASILIA 001207
E.O. 12958: DECL: 05/17/2014
TAGS: ECPS PREL BR
SUBJECT: INTERFERENCE WITH DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
REF: SECSTATE 70114
Classified By: Economic Counselor Roman H. Wasilewski. Reason:
1.4 a and d.
(S) DATT and Econoff met with ANATEL's (Brazil's telecom
regulator) General Satellite Manager Sueli Aruajo,
Supervision of Satellite Services Manager Paulo Machado,
Operations Manager Jose Amado, and Engineer Jaime Ono on May
14. We delivered Reftel talking points and left a copy in
English with the ANATEL team. They asked specifics about the
types of interference, which frequency channels are affected,
how often, and during what times of the day. DATT committed
to obtaining these answers and will transmit the answers to
Econoff, who will respond to ANATEL. DATT offered a
technical team to assist ANATEL discover the sources of
interference, but our interlocutors responded that assistance
is not required at this time. The ANATEL team promised to
investigate the frequencies further, and when the sources are
found, will advise and consult with us further.