Anatel to award 2.5GHz band spectrum to local ISPs

25 Sep 2013

Brazilian telecoms watchdog Anatel is set to allocate spectrum in the 2.5GHz to 2.69GHz band to small and medium-sized internet service providers (ISPs), of which several thousand are operational, reports BNamericas. The tender for the spectrum will take place on a city-by-city basis. In mid-2012 the regulator awarded frequencies from this band to mobile operators for the provision of Long Term Evolution (LTE) services, and it is now proposing to award as yet unallocated portions of the band to local ISPs.