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Anatel, Brazil’s telecom authority, claims that the Olympics will be the greatest broadcasting operation ever carried out in the country.

rio deportesHaving the responsibility of managing the radio-electric spectrum for Rio 2016, Anatel says that over 20,000 frequency slots and 77,000 broadcasting stations will exclusively cover the Olympics.

The plan includes satellite and terrestrial coverage for both TV and video signals and mobile communications. The broadcasting stations, which are still being tested, have been placed in every region of Rio in which Olympic events are taking place, including historical areas such as Copacabana and the Maracana stadium, where the opening ceremony will take place.

“During Rio 2016, Anatel will be involved in its largest ever operation. The agency will use knowledge gained from similar events such as the Pan-American Games held in 2007, the Rio+20 conference in 2012 and 2014’s World Cup,” stated the telecoms authority.

As the most important sports event of the year and due to its global reach, the Olympics will see many broadcasters working from the same area, which will naturally be a challenge to Brazil’s telecom infrastructure.