Brazil 5G auction announcement due by 25 August

16 Jul 2021

Brazil’s Minister of Communications Fabio Faria has confirmed that the notice for the auction of 5G-capable spectrum should be published by 25 August. The sale, which will include frequencies in the 700MHz, 2.3GHz and 3.5GHz bands, as well 26GHz millimetre wave (mmWave) spectrum, was originally scheduled to be held this month but was delayed due to deliberations at the Federal Court of Accounts. The Court says it only received the full documentation from sector regulator the National Telecommunications Agency (Agencia Nacional de Telecomunicacoes, Anatel) on 25 June, and it is now scheduled to rule on the text of the notice at a meeting scheduled for 18 August.