Minister expects 5G auction to take place in October

20 Aug 2021

Fabio Faria, Brazil’s Minister of Communications, is optimistic of staging the country’s long-awaited 5G spectrum auction in October, Reuters reports. The revised date comes after the Federal Court of Accounts (Tribunal de Contas da Uniao, TCU) convened to discuss the matter earlier this week (18 August). A clear majority voted to approve the spectrum sale, but one judge reportedly requested a further 30 days to scrutinise certain aspects of the proposal.

TeleGeography notes that the delayed spectrum sale will include frequencies in the 700MHz, 2.3GHz and 3.5GHz bands, as well as 26GHz millimetre wave (mmWave) spectrum.