Anatel Approves Frequencies for 5G in Brazil

Telecom Italia's Brazilian subsidiary TIM has started the first 5G tests in Brazil ahead of the commercial launch of the technology in the country.

By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The National Telecommunications Agency Anatel decided this Thursday, 23rd, the allocation and regulation on the use of 2.3 GHz and 3.5GHz bands for the fifth generation mobile internet, 5G.

According to Anatel, the 2.3 GHz band is essential for alignment with world systems like IMT (International Mobile Telecommunications), while the 3.5 GHz band is regarded by many as the gateway to very high-speed networks of fifth generation telecom.

"The approval of these two items is an important step for the bidding process in which we have . . .

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