15 companies submit bids for Brazilian 5G auction

28 Oct 2021

Brazil’s National Telecommunications Agency (Agencia Nacional de Telecomunicacoes, Anatel) has confirmed that a total of 15 companies have submitted bids for its 5G auction. All relevant paperwork was filed by the 27 October deadline. Going forward, the ‘price proposals’ will be analysed by the Special Bidding Commission (Comissao Especial de Licitacao, CEL) on 4 November.

The 15 bidders are as follows: Algar Telecom, Brasil Digital Telecomunicacoes, Brisanet, Claro Brasil, Cloud2u, Consorcio 5G Sul, Fly Link, Mega Net, Neko Servicos, NK 108, Sercomtel Telecomunicacoes, Telefonica Brasil, TIM Brasil, VDF Tecnologia and Winity Telecom.

The 5G auction includes frequencies in the 700MHz, 2.3GHz and 3.5GHz bands, as well as 26GHz millimetre wave (mmWave) spectrum. All spectrum bands will be divided into national and regional blocks – apart from the 2.3GHz band, which will be solely available on a regional basis. Any unsold national spectrum will be divided into regional blocks, however.