Brazil’s third largest telecoms operator Brasil Telecom will study the technical feasibility of implementing a 3G network using the 1800MHz frequency band, Brasil Telecom has said in a statement. Earlier this week the country’s telecoms regulator Anatel issued the rules for upcoming auctions for licences in the 800MHz, 900MHz and 1800MHz bands saying that these bands should be used for 2G services, while the 1900MHz and 2100MHz bands were slated for 3G. The regulator did not set a date for the auction of licences.
In April and May next year Brasil Telecom’s mobile arm BrT GSM plans to carry out tests of 3G on the 1.8GHz band for which it already holds a concession licence, newspaper Valor Econômico reported. ‘It will be possible, for example, to offer services such as mobile TV, video communications, video on demand and games’ Dante Nardelli Júnior, director of technical planning at Brasil Telecom, said.