Vivo, Ericsson stage 3.5GHz test in Sao Paulo

21 Aug 2018

Brazilian mobile market leader Telefonica Brasil (Vivo) has reportedly teamed up with Swedish vendor Ericsson to test the 5G-capable 3.5GHz band in Sao Paulo. According to TeleSintese, the test used an active Ericsson AIR 6468 5G NR-capable radio, with 64T64R Massive MIMO features.

As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, in July Vivo successfully tested 3.5GHz technology in Rio de Janeiro, in conjunction with Chinese vendor Huawei. That end-to-end 5G solution involved the use of a 64×64 Massive MIMO configuration and a virtualised 5G core and underpinned a virtual reality (VR) demonstration.

Brazil, Ericsson, Telefonica Brasil (Vivo)