Bicalho, José Alexandre
Member of the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee; Advisor to the Board of Directors of the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel)

  Mr Bicalho has served as an advisor to the Board of Directors of the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel), the Brazilian telecommunications regulatory body, since its establishment in 1997. During this tenure at Anatel, he conducted studies and other research work related to the Internet, such as the development of regulations on backbone interconnection, Internet dial-up access and Internet access via cable TV networks. Mr. Bicalho has also worked on the creation of the Multimedia Communications Service, the telecommunications convergence service that provides support to the Internet. As the Anatel representative in the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee, since 2001, Mr.Bocalho has participated in the consolidation of the. br’s administrative process by formulating the policies governing domain name registration and IP distribution addresses. He participated in the structuring of ICANN’s Governmental Advisory Committee – GAC, in 1999, and has served as Brazil’s representative and as an advisor to the Brazilian delegation in all meetings since the 1999 Berlin meeting, having taken part in the preparation of the principal documents issued by the GAC, including “Principles for the Delegation and Management of Country Code Top Level Domains.”