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SAO PAULO, Aug 11 (Reuters) - Oi SA is expected to burn less cash this quarter after a June petition to win court protection from creditors is sparing the company from paying debts temporarily, Chief Executive Officer Marco Schroeder said on Thursday.
In a conference call to discuss quarterly results, Schroeder said Oi's cash position fell to 5 billion reais last quarter chiefly due to financial expenses. Cash burn ratios remained high during the second quarter as the company had to pay a last installment on rights to operate 3G wireless licenses.
$1 = 3.1332 Brazilian reais Reporting by Ana Mano Editing by W Simon