Brazil’s National Telecommunications Agency (Agencia Nacional de Telecomunicacoes, Anatel) is set to authorise spectrum in the 2300MHz-2400MHz band for mobile use, TeleSintese reports, citing a recent resolution – Resolucao No. 688 – which concerns the ‘allocation and conditions of use of radio frequencies’. As per the resolution, the spectrum will be revoked from Auxiliary Broadcasting and Related Services (Servicos Auxiliar de Radiodifusao e Correlatos, SARC) and replay TV (Repeticao de Televisao, RpTV) licence holders.
The report quotes Agostinho Linhares, Anatel’s frequency licensing manager, as saying that the spectrum band is already harmonised around the world for International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) services, and there are already more than 2,700 models of mobile handset that are compatible with spectrum in this range. According to the executive, the introduction of the 2300MHz-2400MHz band means that mobile operators in Brazil now have 997MHz of bandwidth at their collective disposal.