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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 7/10

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Cash to Debt 0.59
VIV's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
56% of the 462 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. VIV: 0.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
VIV' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.47 Max: N/A
Current: 0.59
Equity to Asset 0.66
VIV's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
80% of the 452 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. VIV: 0.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
VIV' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 0.62 Max: 0.78
Current: 0.66
0.5
0.78
Interest Coverage 7.02
VIV's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
56% of the 313 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.93 vs. VIV: 7.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
VIV' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.97  Med: 8.24 Max: 11.96
Current: 7.02
5.97
11.96
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 1.44
M-Score: -2.37
WACC vs ROIC
6.00%
7.34%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 5/10

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Operating margin (%) 13.35
VIV's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 459 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.31 vs. VIV: 13.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
VIV' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.21  Med: 21.65 Max: 26.64
Current: 13.35
14.21
26.64
Net-margin (%) 9.32
VIV's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 460 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.85 vs. VIV: 9.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
VIV' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.7  Med: 15.05 Max: 19.23
Current: 9.32
10.7
19.23
ROE (%) 5.59
VIV's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.01 vs. VIV: 5.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
VIV' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.49  Med: 20.77 Max: 27.04
Current: 5.59
8.49
27.04
ROA (%) 4.27
VIV's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 471 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.61 vs. VIV: 4.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
VIV' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.32  Med: 11.33 Max: 15.67
Current: 4.27
5.32
15.67
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 21.20
VIV's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 463 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.57 vs. VIV: 21.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
VIV' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 28.63  Med: 37.71 Max: 44.9
Current: 21.2
28.63
44.9
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -0.20
VIV's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 400 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. VIV: -0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VIV' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.1  Med: 2.65 Max: 21.5
Current: -0.2
-1.1
21.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -5.80
VIV's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. VIV: -5.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VIV' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.8  Med: 0.40 Max: 13.3
Current: -5.8
-5.8
13.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -2.20
VIV's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. VIV: -2.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VIV' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.3  Med: 1.20 Max: 33.3
Current: -2.2
-11.3
33.3
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Q4 2014

VIV Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Caxton Associates 42,300 sh (New)
John Rogers 240,836 sh (+18.22%)
Jeremy Grantham 6,296,125 sh (+16.08%)
Howard Marks Sold Out
Charles Brandes 10,042,778 sh (-2.50%)
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Q1 2015

VIV Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Richard Pzena 1,903,275 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 6,432,825 sh (+2.17%)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Charles Brandes 9,538,560 sh (-5.02%)
John Rogers 28,158 sh (-88.31%)
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Q2 2015

VIV Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Howard Marks 2,055,825 sh (New)
Jim Simons 469,653 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 145,000 sh (New)
Daniel Loeb 7,500,000 sh (New)
Richard Pzena 2,853,465 sh (+49.92%)
Charles Brandes 11,939,258 sh (+25.17%)
Jeremy Grantham 6,609,594 sh (+2.75%)
John Rogers 28,158 sh (unchged)
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Q3 2015

VIV Guru Trades in Q3 2015

RS Investment Management 232,259 sh (New)
Jim Simons 3,403,933 sh (+624.78%)
Richard Pzena 3,918,272 sh (+37.32%)
Howard Marks 2,185,338 sh (+6.30%)
Jeremy Grantham 6,837,104 sh (+3.44%)
John Rogers 28,158 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Daniel Loeb Sold Out
Charles Brandes 11,902,236 sh (-0.31%)
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Mario Gabelli Comments on Vivendi SA - Jul 30, 2014

Vivendi SA (0.4%) (VIV) (VIV - $24.47 - NYSE) is a French media and telecommunications holding company in the late stages of a decade long transition. In April 2014, the company announced it had reached an agreement to sell its French wireless operation, SFR, to French cable operator Numericable. Over the last year, the company also sold most of its 62% stake in Activision Blizzard and reached an agreement to sell its entire 53% stake in Maroc Telecom SA. After closing the SFR sale in early 2015, Vivendi will be a more focused media firm, consisting of Canal+ (a Francophone focused pay television network owner and distributor), Universal Music Group (UMG), the number one recording music company and number two music publishing entity in the world, and GVT, a fast growing Brazilian broadband and pay television provider. We expect GVT to eventually be sold and would not dismiss the possibility of a breakup of Canal+ and UMG. While operating conditions have been challenging in most of Vivendi’s businesses, it appears their trajectory is finally turning more positive and should be supported by a healthier balance sheet after the SFR, Activision and Maroc disposals.

From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)’s The Gabelli Asset Fund Second Quarter 2014 Shareholder Commentary.

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Gabelli Asset Management Comments on Vivendi SA - May 13, 2014

Vivendi SA (1.2%) (VIV)(VIV - €20.22 - EPA) is a French media and telecommunications holding company in the late stages of a decade long transition. In April 2014, the company announced it had reached an agreement to sell its French wireless operation, SFR, to French cable operator Numericable. Over the last year the company also sold most of its 62% stake in ActivisionBlizzard and reached an agreement to sell its entire 53% stake in Maroc Telecom SA. After closing the SFR sale in early 2015, Vivendi will be a more focused media firm consisting of Canal+ (a Francophone focused pay television network owner and distributor), Universal Music Group (UMG) (the number one recording music company and number two music publishing entity in the world) and GVT (a fast growing Brazilian broadband and pay television provider). We expect GVT to eventually be sold and would not dismiss the possibility of a breakup of Canal+ and UMG. While operating conditions have been challenging in most of Vivendi's businesses, it appears their trajectory is finally turning more positive and should be supported by a healthier balance sheet after the SFR, Activision, and Maroc disposals.

From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)'s Value 25 Fund first quarter 2014 shareholder commentary.

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Mario Gabelli Comments on Vivendi SA - Feb 19, 2014

Vivendi SA (1.0%) (VIV)(€ 19.16 - EPA) is a French media and telecommunications holding company in the late stages of a decade long transition. Most recently, the company sold most of its 62% stake in Activision Blizzard and reached an agreement to sell its entire 53% stake in Maroc Telecom SA. Early in 2014, Vivendi expects to separate into two entities: a telecom firm consisting of SFR, the second largest French wireless provider, and a media firm consisting of Canal+ (a Francophone focused pay TV network owner and distributor), Universal Music Group (UMG) (the number one recording music company and number two music publishing entity in the world) and GVT (a fast growing Brazilian broadband and pay TV provider). We expect SFR and GVT to eventually be sold and would not dismiss the possibility of a breakup of Canal+ and UMG. While operating conditions have been challenging in most of Vivendi's businesses, it appears their trajectory is finally turning more positive and should be supported by a healthier balance sheet after the Activision and Maroc disposals.



From the Gabelli Value 25 Fund fourth quarter 2013 commentary.



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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 12.48
VIV's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
73% of the 679 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.72 vs. VIV: 12.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
VIV' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6  Med: 9.13 Max: 13.67
Current: 12.48
6
13.67
Forward P/E 10.49
VIV's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
89% of the 480 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.36 vs. VIV: 10.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 12.48
VIV's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
75% of the 427 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.00 vs. VIV: 12.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
VIV' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6  Med: 9.06 Max: 13.28
Current: 12.48
6
13.28
P/B 0.83
VIV's P/B is ranked higher than
87% of the 700 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.04 vs. VIV: 0.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
VIV' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.73  Med: 1.64 Max: 3.33
Current: 0.83
0.73
3.33
P/S 1.11
VIV's P/S is ranked higher than
54% of the 696 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. VIV: 1.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
VIV' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.67  Med: 1.29 Max: 1.95
Current: 1.11
0.67
1.95
PFCF 32.75
VIV's PFCF is ranked lower than
80% of the 547 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.72 vs. VIV: 32.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
VIV' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.01  Med: 14.44 Max: 100.49
Current: 32.75
6.01
100.49
POCF 3.30
VIV's POCF is ranked higher than
86% of the 697 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.16 vs. VIV: 3.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
VIV' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.65  Med: 4.96 Max: 50.25
Current: 3.3
2.65
50.25
EV-to-EBIT 10.84
VIV's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
70% of the 702 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.71 vs. VIV: 10.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
VIV' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.5  Med: 6.10 Max: 10.91
Current: 10.84
3.5
10.91
EV-to-EBITDA 4.91
VIV's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
77% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.33 vs. VIV: 4.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
VIV' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.6  Med: 4.40 Max: 7.1
Current: 4.91
1.6
7.1
Shiller P/E 7.08
VIV's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
88% of the 207 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.76 vs. VIV: 7.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
VIV' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.29  Med: 8.60 Max: 10.48
Current: 7.08
6.29
10.48
Current Ratio 0.93
VIV's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
62% of the 455 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. VIV: 0.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
VIV' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.59  Med: 0.99 Max: 1.36
Current: 0.93
0.59
1.36
Quick Ratio 0.89
VIV's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
60% of the 455 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. VIV: 0.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
VIV' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.59  Med: 0.97 Max: 1.32
Current: 0.89
0.59
1.32
Days Inventory 11.44
VIV's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
60% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.82 vs. VIV: 11.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
VIV' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.44  Med: 6.67 Max: 10.44
Current: 11.44
3.44
10.44
Days Sales Outstanding 77.30
VIV's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
75% of the 359 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 47.09 vs. VIV: 77.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
VIV' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 58.83  Med: 69.57 Max: 81.71
Current: 77.3
58.83
81.71
Days Payable 137.91
VIV's Days Payable is ranked higher than
77% of the 303 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 62.79 vs. VIV: 137.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
VIV' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 77.21  Med: 110.13 Max: 161.94
Current: 137.91
77.21
161.94

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 8.58
VIV's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
92% of the 702 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.56 vs. VIV: 8.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
VIV' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.75  Med: 7.76 Max: 15.42
Current: 8.58
1.75
15.42
Dividend Payout 0.61
VIV's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
57% of the 360 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. VIV: 0.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
VIV' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.89 Max: 3.4
Current: 0.61
0.06
3.4
Dividend Growth (3y) -21.30
VIV's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked lower than
73% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. VIV: -21.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
VIV' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 2.1
Current: -21.3
0
2.1
Forward Dividend Yield 2.71
VIV's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
75% of the 624 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.11 vs. VIV: 2.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 8.54
VIV's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
85% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.38 vs. VIV: 8.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
VIV' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.75  Med: 7.76 Max: 15.42
Current: 8.54
1.75
15.42
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -6.60
VIV's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
72% of the 304 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.00 vs. VIV: -6.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
VIV' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -30.5  Med: -0.80 Max: 0.1
Current: -6.6
-30.5
0.1

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 2.23
VIV's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
61% of the 542 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.93 vs. VIV: 2.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
VIV' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.53  Med: 2.12 Max: 6.36
Current: 2.23
0.53
6.36
Price/Projected FCF 0.34
VIV's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
97% of the 545 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. VIV: 0.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
VIV' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.24  Med: 1.28 Max: 3.13
Current: 0.34
0.24
3.13
Price/Median PS Value 0.52
VIV's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
84% of the 702 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. VIV: 0.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
VIV' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.56  Med: 1.02 Max: 1.97
Current: 0.52
0.56
1.97
Price/Graham Number 1.05
VIV's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
70% of the 422 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. VIV: 1.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
VIV' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 0.92 Max: 2.16
Current: 1.05
0.48
2.16
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 9.21
VIV's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 457 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. VIV: 9.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
VIV' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.16  Med: 16.40 Max: 28.9
Current: 9.21
9.16
28.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 4.21
VIV's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 239 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.30 vs. VIV: 4.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
VIV' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.8  Med: 9.10 Max: 45.8
Current: 4.21
0.8
45.8

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $12606
EPS $ 0.85
Beta1.36
Short Percentage of Float0.48%
52-Week Range $7.72 - 19.40
Shares Outstanding(Mil)1690.98

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16
Revenue(Mil) 10,428 11,130
EPS($) 0.94 0.88
EPS without NRI($) 0.94 0.88

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
Compare:CHU, VOD, T, VZ, AMOV » details
Traded in other countries:VIVT3.Brazil, TSP.Germany, VIV N.Mexico,
Telefonica Brasil SA was incorporated on May 22, 1998, as a corporation organized under the laws of the Federative Republic of Brazil. The Company provides fixed-line telecommunications services in the State of Sao Paulo under concession agreements granted by the Brazilian government in connection with the restructuring and privatization of the Telebras System. The Company provides services including; voice services, including activation, monthly subscription, measured service and public telephones; interconnection charges; intraregional, interregional and international long-distance voice services; data services, including broadband services and mobile value added services; Pay TV services through DTH (direct to home), a satellite technology, IPTV and cable; network services, including rental of facilities, as well as other services; digital services, including financial services, M2M, e-health solutions, security, video and advertising; and the sale of wireless devices and accessories. The Company also provides interconnection services to mobile service providers and other fixed telecommunications companies through the use of its network. The Company's mobile portfolio embraces not only voice and broadband internet access - through WAP protocol, 3G and 4G- but also value-added services, including voicemail, voice mail translation in speech-to-text, caller identification, voice minutes in unlimited bundles to other mobile phones to post-paid customer, ring back tones, and services such as multi-media backup, cloud based services to save the short messages and the recently launched MultiVivo, that allows the customer to share a 3G, 3G+ and 4G connection with up to 5 mobile devices. The Company also offers wireless roaming services through agreements with local mobile service providers throughout Brazil and other countries, allowing subscribers to make and receive calls while outside concession areas. It provides reciprocal roaming rights to the customers of the mobile service providers with which Company has agreements. The Company faces intense competition in all the areas in which it operates, principally from other cellular service providers and also from fixed-line operators. Its main mobile service competitor in the states of Parana, Santa Catarina, Pará, Ceará, Rio Grande do Norte, Pernambuco and Alagoas is TIM Celular or TIM, a Brazilian telephone company, subsidiary of Telecom Italia; and also face competition from Embratel in TV services and NET in both TV and broadband services. The Company's business, including the services it provides and the rates it charges, is materially affected by comprehensive regulation under the General Telecommunications Law and various administrative rules thereunder.
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