TCU approves 5G auction notice

26 Aug 2021

After a week-long postponement, Brazil’s Federal Court of Accounts (Tribunal de Contas da Uniao, TCU) has now approved the public notice for the proposed multi-band 5G spectrum auction. According to TeleTime, Minister Aroldo Cedraz remains a dissenting voice, but his objections to the bidding terms are not sufficient to derail the process.

Fabio Faria, the Minister of Communications, is optimistic of staging the long-awaited auction in October. The delayed spectrum sale will include frequencies in the 700MHz, 2.3GHz and 3.5GHz bands, as well as 26GHz millimetre wave (mmWave) spectrum.