Tuesday, January 26, 2021

5G spectrum tender awaits fundamental government decisions

In addition to solving the model that will be used to avoid interference between 5G and satellite TV, a decision is expected on the participation or not of Chinese infrastructure provider companies.

With the beginning of the New Year, expectations of the Brazilian telecommunications market are specifically focused on accelerating the 5G spectrum tender in the country. However, technical and political issues can have a decisive influence on the acceleration or slowness of a process that, theoretically, foresees that this contest will take place before the end of the first semester.

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