Brazilian capital Brasilia is to lead the way in the country’s 5G rollout with the launch of a 3.5GHz 5G network on Wednesday 6 July.
While government and industry in another major economy, India, are still debating how and when to enable private 5G networks, in Brazil steel producer Gerdau and Embratel, a major player in both voice and data communication, have already announced an agreement to roll out a dedicated 5G and LTE private network.
China Mobile-backed Pakistani operator Zong has partnered with ZTE to implement a dual-band (1800MHz and 2100MHz) FDD Massive MIMO upgrade on its 4G network.
Chilean operator Entel claims to have extended its 5G coverage to all regions in the country, with the deployment currently 83% complete.
China’s newest licensed operator China Broadnet has launched a 5G mobile offering.