Brazil gearing up for 5G spectrum auction in July

Brazil gearing up for 5G spectrum auction in July

Brazil’s long-anticipated 5G spectrum auction is on track for next month, according to the country’s Minister of Communications Fabio Faria.

Reuters quoted the official as saying that while the TCU (Tribunal de Contas da Uniao / Federal Court of Accounts) is currently analysing the rules of the process, this would not delay the auction. Faria noted that by July 2022, 5G Standalone (SA) networks are expected to be available all state capitals.

TeleGeography reports that Brazil’s regulator Anatel gave the green light to a number of 5G regulations on 25th February this year – a full year after the auction process was approved by the country’s Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovations and Communications.

Several frequencies will be made available in the auction, including the 700MHz, 2.3GHz and 3.5GHz bands, as well 26GHz millimetre wave (mmWave) spectrum.