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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Brazilian spectrum auction may be the largest individual auction in the world

The bidding model will be the key to envision the final collection that some estimate at US$ 6 billion. The Ministry of Economy will be decisive in determining the type of contest.

There is no doubt for anyone in the Brazilian telecommunications sector that 2020 will be essentially marked by the bidding of spectrum for 5G, which was originally scheduled to take place in March this year and now will surely happen in early 2021, in the best case.

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