Claro, Ericsson demo 5G in Sao Paulo using 15GHz band

19 Oct 2016

Claro Brasil and Swedish vendor Ericsson have reportedly staged a 5G demonstration at the Futurecom 2016 exhibition in Sao Paulo. The public test utilised four 100MHz channels in the 15GHz band (14.7GHz-15.1GHz), as authorised by the National Telecommunications Agency (Agencia Nacional de Telecomunicacoes, Anatel). Exame.com quotes Andre Sarcinelli, Claro Brasil’s director of engineering, as saying: ‘Anatel only authorised the use of the 15GHz band here, if we could demonstrate [5G] in the open’. The demonstration achieved throughput of 4.5Gbps, the report adds, with Claro and Ericsson confident that future tests using the same spectrum band will be able to deliver transmission speeds of up to 12Gbps.

As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, in October 2015 the Swedish firm announced that it would support Brazil’s shift towards 5G mobile technology, and sought to bring the first 5G test system to Brazil during 2016, in association with America Movil (AM), the parent of Claro Brasil.