Brazilian regional operator Algar Telecom has embarked on a new 3.5GHz 5G trial with long-term vendor partner Nokia – following tests with Huawei this summer. The current trial is taking place at the telco’s headquarters in Minas Gerais, with additional support provided by the Faculty of Computing (FACOM) at the Universidade Federal de Uberlandia (UFU). It is understood that the new tests are exploring fixed-wireless access (FWA) 5G solutions.
As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, in August this year Algar staged a 5G trial in association with Huawei and the UFU. The tests – which achieved download speeds of up to 1Gbps – utilised 3.5GHz spectrum, after the issuance of a trial licence by the National Telecommunications Agency (Agencia Nacional de Telecomunicacoes, Anatel).