Brazil planning to stage 5G auction in Q1 2020

17 May 2019

Felipe Roberto de Lima, the Deputy Superintendent of Planning and Regulation at Brazil’s National Telecommunications Agency (Agencia Nacional de Telecomunicacoes, Anatel), has informed the Chamber of Deputies (Camara dos Deputados) that the watchdog is preparing to stage an auction of 5G-suitable spectrum in the first quarter of 2020. The official told the public hearing that the frequencies scheduled for sale include the 700MHz, 2.3GHz and 3.5GHz bands, as well 26GHz millimetre wave (mmWave) spectrum. A public consultation will be forthcoming, he added.