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Brisanet delays 5G launch to 2Q23; Fortaleza to host pilot

18 Nov 2022

Brazilian regional ISP Brisanet has delayed the launch of its planned 5G network – which was expected to take place before end-2022 – until the second quarter of 2023. The new timeline was disclosed by CEO Jose Roberto Nogueira during a conference call to discuss the company’s 3Q22 earnings. The city of Fortaleza will host to Brisanet’s initial 5G pilot network, he added. Mr Nogueira noted that the company is building its network ‘from scratch’, rather than working alongside tower companies.

TeleGeography notes that the Ceara-based ISP 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.

Brazil, Brisanet Telecomunicacoes

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