Brazil’s National Telecommunications Agency announced that from July 6, 5G services will first be implemented in the capital Brasilia. The National Telecommunications Administration also announced that by the end of this month, the capitals of 26 states in Brazil will open 5G services, and before the end of September this year, 5G technology will be enabled nationwide in Brazil.
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In view of the fact that 5G cellular technology hardware equipment is mainly imported and currently in short supply, the plan for 5G coverage in Brazil will be delayed until 2029. After months of waiting, Brazil’s capital Brasilia will be the first location in the country to have technology in the 3.5 GHz band, the main frequency band to be auctioned in November 2021.
Implementing 5G technology in Brasilia requires less equipment than in other cities, according to Gaispi, the Brazilian deployment group coordinating the technology. Brazil’s capital will get ready for 5G testing ahead of the rest of the country.
Last week, Brazilian telecom operators and regulator Anatel met to develop a plan to speed up implementation across the country. The Claro, Vivo, and TIM joint venture, which won an auction for licenses to operate in the 3.5 GHz band, said it had installed filters on 5G antennas to avoid interfering with satellite antenna signals (used in about 20 million homes in Brazil).
The filters will also help the company deploy 5G safely around airports. Regulators around the world have raised concerns about interfering with aircraft flight controls.