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This excerpt taken from the BTM 6-K filed Aug 20, 2008.

1. OPERATIONS

BRASIL TELECOM S.A. ("Company") is a concessionaire of the Switched Fixed Telephone Service ("STFC") and operates since July of 1998 in the Region II of the General Concession Plan, covering the Brazilian states of Acre, Rondônia, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Tocantins, Goiás, Paraná, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul, in addition to Distrito Federal. As of January 22, 2004 the Company started developing national and international long distance calls services in all Regions and under the local modality the service outside Region II started to be offered as of January 19, 2005.

The Company businesses, as well as the services rendered and the fees charged are regulated by ANATEL.

The concession agreements in effect under the local and long distance services modalities, came into effect on January 1, 2006 and are effective until December 31, 2025. Additional information about these agreements is mentioned in note 5.i.

Information related to the quality and universal service goals of the Switched Fixed Telephone Service are available to interested parties on ANATEL’s homepage, on the website www.anatel.gov.br.

The Company is controlled by Brasil Telecom Participações S.A. ("BTP"), which was established on May 22, 1998 as a result of privatization of the Telebrás System.

The Company is registered at the Brazilian Securities Commission (CVM) and at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Its shares are traded on the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BOVESPA), where it also integrates Level 1 of Corporate Governance, and trades its American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

This excerpt taken from the BTM 20-F filed Mar 11, 2008.

1. Operations

     BRASIL TELECOM S.A. (the "Company") is a concessionaire of the STFC (Switched Fixed Telephone Service) and operates in Region II of the General Concession Plan (“PGO”), covering the Brazilian states of Acre, Rondônia, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Tocantins, Goiás, Paraná, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul, in addition to the Federal District. In this area, the Company has rendered, since July 1998, the STFC in the modalities of local and intraregional long distance.

     Because of the Company’s early compliance with universal service obligations set forth by the General Universal Service Goals Plan ("PGMU"), required by December 31, 2003, the Company obtained from the ANATEL, the National Telecommunications Agency, on January 19, 2004, licenses to offer STFC services in the following service modalities: (i) Local and Domestic Long Distance calls in Regions I and III and Sectors 20, 22 and 25 of Region II of the PGO; and (ii) International Long Distance calls in Regions I, II and III of PGO. As a result of these authorizations, the Company began to offer the Domestic and International Long Distance services in all Regions starting January 22, 2004. For Local Service in the new regions and PGO sectors, these service offerings began on January 19, 2005.

     The Company’s businesses, as well as the services rendered and the fees charged, are regulated by ANATEL.

     The concession agreements in effect under the local and long distance services modalities came into effect on January 1, 2006 and are effective until December 31, 2025. Additional information about these agreements is provided in Note 34.i.

     Information related to the quality and universal service goals of the STFC are available to interested parties on ANATEL’s homepage at www.anatel.gov. br.

     The Company is controlled by Brasil Telecom Participações S.A. ("BTP"), which was established on May 22, 1998 as a result of the privatization of the Telebrás System.

     The Company is registered at the Brazilian Securities Commission (“CVM”) and at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Its shares are traded on the São Paulo Stock Exchange (“BOVESPA”), where it also integrates Level 1 of Corporate Governance, and its American Depositary Receipts (“ADRs”) are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”).

This excerpt taken from the BTM 6-K filed Mar 3, 2008.

1. OPERATIONS

BRASIL TELECOM S.A. (the "Company") is a concessionaire of the STFC (Switched Fixed Telephone Service) and operates in Region II of the General Concession Plan, covering the Brazilian states of Acre, Rondônia, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Tocantins, Goiás, Paraná, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul, in addition to the Federal District. In this area, the Company renders, since July 1998, the STFC in the modalities of local and intraregional long distance.

Because of the early compliance of the universal service obligations set forth by the General Universal Service Goals Plan ("PGMU"), required for December 31, 2003, the Company obtained from the ANATEL (National Telecommunications Agency), on January 19, 2004, licenses to exploit STFC services in the following service modalities: (i) Local and Domestic Long Distance calls in Regions I and III, and Sectors 20, 22 and 25 of Region II of the PGO (General Concession Plan); and (ii) International Long Distance calls in Regions I, II and III of PGO. As a result of these authorizations, the Company began to exploit the Domestic and International Long Distance services in all Regions starting January 22, 2004. For Local Service in the new regions and PGO sectors, the service offering started on January 19, 2005.

The Company businesses, as well as the services rendered and the fees charged are regulated by ANATEL.

The concession agreements in effect under the local and long distance services modalities, came into effect on January 1, 2006 and are effective until December 31, 2025. Additional information about these agreements is mentioned in note 5.i.

Information related to the quality and universal service goals of the Switched Fixed Telephone Service are available to interested parties on ANATEL’s homepage, on the website www. anatel.gov. br.

The Company is controlled by Brasil Telecom Participações S.A. ("BTP"), which was established on May 22, 1998 as a result of privatization of the Telebrás System.

The Company is registered at the Brazilian Securities Commission (CVM) and at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Its shares are traded on the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BOVESPA), where it also integrates Level 1 of Corporate Governance, and trades its American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

This excerpt taken from the BTM 6-K filed Feb 15, 2008.

1. OPERATIONS

BRASIL TELECOM S.A. (“the Company”) is a concessionaire of the Switched Fixed Telephone Service (“STFC”) and operates in Region II of the General Concession Plan, covering the Brazilian states of Acre, Rondônia, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Tocantins, Goiás, Paraná, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul, besides the Federal District. In this area, the Company renders since July 1998 the STFC in the modalities of local and intra-regional long distance.

With recognition of the prior fulfillment of the obligations for universalization stated in the General Plan of Universalization Goals (“PGMU”), required for December 31, 2003, the Company obtained from the National Agency for Telecommunications (“ANATEL”), on January 19, 2004, authorizations for the Company to exploit STFC in the following service modalities: (i) Local and Domestic Long Distance calls in Regions I and III and Sectors 20, 22 and 25 of Region II of the General Concession Plan (“PGO”); and (ii) International Long Distance calls in Regions I, II and III of PGO. As a result of these authorizations, the Company began to exploit the Domestic and International Long Distance Services in all Regions, starting on January 22, 2004. In the case of the Local Service in the new regions and PGO sectors, the service began to be rendered as from January 19, 2005.

The Company’s businesses, as well as the rendered services and the charged fees are regulated by ANATEL.

The concession agreements in force, under the modalities of local and long distance services, came into force as of January 1, 2006, effective until December 31, 2025. Additional information about these agreements is mentioned in Note 5.i.

Information related to the quality and universalization targets of the Switched Fixed Telephone Service are available to interested parties on ANATEL’s homepage, on the website www.anatel.gov.br.

The Company is a subsidiary of Brasil Telecom Participações S.A. (“BTP”), incorporated on May 22, 1998 as a result of the privatization of the Telebrás System.

The Company is registered at the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (“CVM”) and at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission SEC. Its shares are traded on the São Paulo Stock Exchange (“BOVESPA”), where it also integrates Level 1 of Corporate Governance, and trades its American Depositary Receipts (“ADRs”) on the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”).

This excerpt taken from the BTM 6-K filed Jan 17, 2008.

1. OPERATIONS

BRASIL TELECOM S.A. (“the Company”) is a concessionaire of the Switched Fixed Telephone Service (“STFC”) and operates in Region II of the General Concession Plan, covering the Brazilian states of Acre, Rondônia, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Tocantins, Goiás, Paraná, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul, besides the Federal District. In this area, the Company renders since July 1998 the STFC in the modalities of local and intra-regional long distance.

With recognition of the prior fulfillment of the obligations for universalization stated in the General Plan of Universalization Goals (“PGMU”), required for December 31, 2003, the Company obtained from the National Telecommunications Agency (“ANATEL”), on January 19, 2004, authorizations for the Company to exploit STFC in the following service modalities: (i) Local and Domestic Long Distance calls in Regions I and III and Sectors 20, 22 and 25 of Region II of the General Concession Plan (“PGO”); and (ii) International Long Distance calls in Regions I, II and III of PGO. As a result of these authorizations, the Company began to exploit the Domestic and International Long Distance Services in all Regions, starting on January 22, 2004. In the case of the Local Service in the new regions and PGO sectors, the service began to be rendered as from January 19, 2005.

The Company’s businesses, as well as the rendered services and the charged fees are regulated by ANATEL.

The concession agreements in force, under the modalities of local and long distance services, came into force as of January 1, 2006, effective until December 31, 2025. Additional information about these agreements is mentioned in Note 5.i.

Information related to the quality and universalization targets of the Switched Fixed Telephone Service are available to interested parties on ANATEL’s homepage, on the website www.anatel.gov.br.

The Company is a subsidiary of Brasil Telecom Participações S.A. (“BTP”), incorporated on May 22, 1998 as a result of the privatization of the Telebrás System.

The Company is registered at the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (“CVM”) and at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission SEC. Its shares are traded on the São Paulo Stock Exchange (“BOVESPA”), where it also integrates Level 1 of Corporate Governance, and trades its American Depositary Receipts (“ADRs”) on the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”).

This excerpt taken from the BTM 6-K filed Jan 14, 2008.

1. OPERATIONS

BRASIL TELECOM S.A. ("Company") is a concessionaire of the Switched Fixed Telephone Service ("STFC") and operates in the Region II of the General Concession Plan, covering the Brazilian states of Acre, Rondônia, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Tocantins, Goiás, Paraná, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul, in addition to Distrito Federal. In this area, the Company renders, since July 1998 the STFC in the modalities of local and intra-regional long distance.

With recognition of the prior fulfillment of the obligations for universalization stated in General Plan of Universalization Goals ("PGMU"), required for December 31, 2003, the Company obtained from the National Telecommunications Agency ("ANATEL"), on January 19, 2004, authorizations for the Company to exploit STFC services in the following service modalities: (i) Local and Domestic Long Distance calls in Regions I and III, and Sectors 20, 22 and 25 of Region II of the General Concession Plan ("PGO"); and (ii) International Long Distance calls in Regions I, II and III of PGO. As a result of these authorizations, the Company began to exploit the Domestic and International Long Distance services in all Regions, starting on January 22, 2004. For Local Service in the new regions and PGO sectors, the service offering started on January 19, 2005.

The Company businesses, as well as the rendered services and the charged fees are regulated by Anatel.

The concession agreements in force, under the modalities of local and long distance services, came into force as of January 1, 2006, effective until December 31, 2025. Additional information about these agreements is mentioned in Note 5.i.

Information related to the quality and universalization targets of the Switched Fixed Telephone Service are available to interested parties on ANATEL’s homepage, on the website www. anatel.gov. br.

The Company is a subsidiary of Brasil Telecom Participações S.A. ("BTP"), incorporated on May 22, 1998 as a result of privatization of the Telebrás System.

The Company is registered in the Comissão de Valores Mobiliários (Securities Commission) ("CVM") and Securities and Exchange Commission - SEC – U.S Its shares are traded on the São Paulo Stock Exchange ("BOVESPA"), where it also integrates the Level 1 of Corporate Governance, and trades its American Depositary Receipts ("ADRs")on the New York Stock Exchange ("NYSE").

This excerpt taken from the BTM 6-K filed Sep 29, 2006.

1. OPERATIONS

BRASIL TELECOM S.A. (“the Company”) is a concessionaire of the Switched Fixed Telephone Service (“STFC”) and operates in Region II of the General Concession Plan, covering the Brazilian states of Acre, Rondônia, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Tocantins, Goiás, Paraná, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul, besides the Federal District. In this area of 2,859,375 square kilometers, which corresponds to 34% of the Brazilian territory, the Company renders since July 1998 the STFC in the modalities of local and intra-regional long distances.

With recognition of the prior fulfillment of the obligations for universalization stated in the General Plan of Universalization Goals (“PGMU”), required for December 31, 2003, the Company obtained from the National Agency for Telecommunications (“ANATEL”), on January 19, 2004, issued authorizations for the Company to exploit STFC in the following service modalities: (i) Local and Domestic Long Distance calls in Regions I and III and Sectors 20, 22 and 25 of Region II of the General Concession Plan (“PGO”); and (ii) International Long Distance calls in Regions I, II and III of PGO. As a result of these authorizations, the Company began to exploit the Domestic and International Long Distance Services in the Regions I, II and III, starting on January 22, 2004. In the case of the Local Service in the new regions and PGO sectors, the service began to be rendered as from January 19, 2005.

The Company’s business, as well as the rendered services and the charged fees are regulated by ANATEL.

New concession agreements under the modalities of local and long distance services came into force as of January 1, 2006, effective until December 31, 2025. Additional information about these agreements is mentioned in Note 5.i.

Information related to the quality and universal service targets of the Switched Fixed Telephone Service are available to interested parties on ANATEL’s homepage, in the website www.anatel.gov.br.

The Company is a subsidiary of Brasil Telecom Participações S.A. (“BTP”), incorporated on May 22, 1998 as a result of the privatization of the Telebrás Group.

The Company is registered at the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (“CVM”) and at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Its shares are traded on the São Paulo Stock Exchange (“BOVESPA”), where it also integrates level 1 of Corporate Governance, and trades its American Depositary Receipts - ADRs on the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”).

This excerpt taken from the BTM 6-K filed Jun 3, 2005.

1.OPERATIONS

BRASIL TELECOM S.A. (“the Company”) is a concessionaire of the Switched Fixed Telephone Service (“STFC”) and operates in Region II of the General Concession Plan, covering the Brazilian states of Acre, Rondônia, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Tocantins, Goiás, Paraná, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul, besides the Federal District. In this area of 2,859,375 square kilometers, which corresponds to 34% of the Brazilian territory, the Company renders since July 1998 the STFC in the modalities of local and intra-regional long distances.

With recognition of the prior fulfillment of the obligations for universalization stated in the General Plan of Universalization Goals (“PGMU”), required for December 31, 2003, the Company obtained from the National Agency for Telecommunications (“ANATEL”), on January 19, 2004, issued authorizations for the Company to exploit STFC in the following service modalities: (i) Local and Domestic Long Distance calls in Regions I and III and Sectors 20, 22 and 25 of Region II of the General Concession Plan (“PGO”); and (ii) International Long Distance calls in Regions I, II and III of PGO. As a result of these authorizations, the Company began to exploit the Domestic and International Long Distance Services in the Regions I, II and III, starting on January 22, 2004. In the case of the Local Service in the new regions and PGO sectors, the service began to be rendered as from January 19, 2005.

The Company’s business, as well as the rendered services and the charged tariff are regulated by ANATEL.

Information related with the quality and universal service targets of the Fixed Telephone Service are available to interested parties on ANATEL’s homepage, in the website www.anatel.gov.br.

The Company is a subsidiary of Brasil Telecom Participações S.A. (“BTP”), incorporated on May 22, 1998 as a result of the privatization of the Telebrás group (State owned holding company of the telecommunication segment).

The Company is registered at the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (“CVM”) and at US Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Its shares are traded on the São Paulo Stock Exchange (“BOVESPA”), where it also integrates the level 1 of Corporate Governance, and trades its American Depositary Receipts - ADRs on the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”).

This excerpt taken from the BTM 6-K filed Mar 30, 2005.

1. OPERATIONS

BRASIL TELECOM S.A. (“Company”) is a concessionaire of the Switched Fixed Telephone Service (“STFC”) and operates in Region II of the General Concessions Plan, covering the Brazilian states of Acre, Rondônia, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Tocantins, Goiás, Paraná, Santa Catarina, and Rio Grande do Sul and the Federal District. The area is 2,859,375 square kilometers, corresponding to 34% of the Brazilian territory, and the Company holds the local and long distance concessions. The Company’s business, the services that it offers and the tariffs charged are regulated by the National Telecommunications Agency - ANATEL.

With recognition of the prior fulfillment of the obligations for universalization stated in the General Plan of Universalization Goals (“PGMU”), forecasted for December 31, 2003, in accordance with the acts published in the Diário Oficial da União (Official Daily Government Newspaper) on January 19, 2004, the restriction of providing other telecommunications services ceased to exist, permitting the Company, its parent companies, its subsidiaries and associated companies to obtain new authorizations. On the same date ANATEL, issued authorizations for the Company to exploit STFC in the following service modalities: (i) local and domestic long distance calls in Regions I and III and Sectors 20, 22 and 25 of Region II of the General Concession Plan (“PGO”); and (ii) international long distance calls in Regions I, II and III of PGO. As a result of these authorizations, the Company began to exploit the domestic and international long distance services in the new regions, starting on January 22, 2004. In the case of the local service to be provided in regions I and III, as regulated, the Company had a period of 12 months to begin its operations as from the date of the aforementioned authorization. BrT did not provide this service during 2004 and started offer it as from January 19, 2005.

Information related to the quality and universal service targets of the Fixed Switched Telephone Service are available to interested parties on the ANATEL’s, homepage on the site www.anatel.gov.br.

The Company is a subsidiary of Brasil Telecom Participações S.A. (“BTP”), incorporated on May 22, 1998 as a result of the privatization of the Telebrás System.

The Company is registered with the Brazilian Securities Commission - CVM and the Securities and Exchange Commission - SEC in the USA, being its shares traded on the main stock exchanges in Brazil and its ADR on the New York Stock Exchange - NYSE. The Company also adhered to Level 1 of the Corporate Governance classification of the São Paulo Stock Exchange - BOVESPA.

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