Anatel expects auction of 5G only in the second half of 2021

Redaction November 11th, 2020

The long-awaited 5G auction in Brazil should only take place in the second half of next year. At first, the auction of frequency bands for the implementation of 5G in the country was scheduled for March this year. But the date ended up being postponed several times. Anatel's vice president, Emmanoel Coelho, says he expects the bid to be approved by the end of the first half of 2021. Then there is a deadline for approval of the auction rules by the Federal Court of Auditors, and only then the auction is held . If everything goes as planned, in the second half of 2021. Then, only after that, will the operators be able to start the implementation of, open quotes, “really 5G”, with very high connection speeds and very low latency that the technology promises . Currently, many operators already offer the 5G DSS, an intermediate service for equipment already compatible with the fifth generation of mobile broadband that shares the frequency bands of 3G and 4G, but it is not the same. Therefore, 5G in Brazil, probably, only at the end of 2021.