Delays in Issuing Antenna Licenses Threaten Installation of 5G in Brazil

The concern is shared by telecommunication companies, Anatel, and the government, which is preparing a decree to speed up licensing. 5G will require five times more antennas than 4G.

By Arkady Petrov

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - City councils retarding the issuance of licenses to install cell phone antennas could compromise 5G offered in Brazil.

Telecommunications companies share the concern, as do the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation, and Communications, and the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel).

The ministry said it is working on a decree to speed up the release of antennas and prevent delays from affecting the installation of 5G in Brazil.

The matter is urgent: Anatel expects . . .

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