Brisanet intends to launch 5G before year-end

27 Sep 2022

Brazilian regional ISP Brisanet is on course to switch on a 2.3GHz 5G network before the end of 2022. The target was disclosed by CEO Jose Roberto Nogueira, who was speaking during a panel discussion at the INOVAtic Nordeste event in Recife last week. The network will initially go live in north-eastern cities with fewer than 30,000 inhabitants. In the first quarter of 2023 the network will be extended to medium-sized cities, with connectivity going live in large cities in the region in 3Q23. Brisanet will not deploy its 3.5GHz networks until the cost of compatible smartphones is reduced in price, however, Mr Nogueira noted.

TeleGeography notes that the Ceara-based company acquired a trio of 5G concessions in last year’s multi-band spectrum auction: a pair of 80MHz 3.5GHz licences covering the Northeast and Midwest, plus a 50MHz block of 2.3GHz spectrum covering the Northeast. Huawei was selected as Brisanet’s 5G vendor in May this year.

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