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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Outlook of the transition in Latin America

Time for disputes and assessments on the way to 5G

While Antel de Uruguay tests the first terminals to deploy specific services, in Mexico, Chile and Brazil there is an intense level of discussion about spectrum prices, positioning of each operator against the new technology and the 3.5 Ghz band, respectively.

Uruguay took the first step in April, with Antel's pre-commercial 5G launch, and remains the only case in Latin America with a real foray into new technology. Sources from the state-owned company told Convergencia that FWA (Fixed Wireless Access) terminals finally reached Antel after a considerable delay, and are now in a trial period, prior to the installation of services.

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