Sky to test WiMAX in Brazil

1 May 2009

Brazilian satellite TV operator Sky is reportedly launching trials of WiMAX technology in the country using the 2.5GHz spectrum band to offer broadband internet access, BNamericas reports. The Brazilian authorities believe the development of 3G/WiMAX in the country will help to speed up broadband internet penetration and in February 2009 the telecoms regulator Anatel announced plans to auction spectrum in the 2.5GHz and 3.5GHz bands for third-generation (3G) and WiMAX services before the end of the year. The watchdog has been trying to license the spectrum for such services for some time but has been forced to postpone the process on a number of occasions in the past few years.