Movistar stages 3.5GHz 5G trial in Bogota

15 May 2020

Telefonica Colombia (Movistar) has staged Colombia’s first 5G trial, the Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications (Ministerio de Tecnologias de la Informacion y las Comunicaciones, MinTIC) has confirmed. The testing has taken place in conjunction with Chinese vendor Huawei and the Ministry of Health in Bogota and involved the installation of 5G nodes at the entrance of the Bogota District Health Secretariat and the Public Health Laboratory. These are connected to thermal cameras, allowing the real-time monitoring of the body temperature of more than 400 employees. According to El Tiempo, the watchdog has permitted Movistar to utilise 3.5GHz spectrum for 5G testing purposes.