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Brazil to delay 5G auction expected to happen this month

Last month, Brazil's communications Minister Fabio Faria had said he expects all state capitals in the country to have 5G Stand Alone working by July next year

Brazil's communications Minister Fabio Faria. Photo: Marcelo Camargo/Agência Brasil
  • Telecom operators will have to comply with all the requirements of the auction;
  • Brazil’s 5G auction has no date to take place due to disagreements over the call for tenders.

The spectrum auction for 5G networks expected to happen this month in Brazil will be delayed. As reported by G1, Brazil‘s 5G auction has no date to take place due to disagreements over the call for tenders between the technical area of Brazil‘s audit court TCU, the government, and Anatel (Brazil‘s National Telecommunications Agency).

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Last month, Brazil‘s communications Minister Fabio Faria stated that he didn’t expect the analysis of the auction rules by Brazil‘s audit court TCU to delay the auction, saying the government has responded to all the court’s questions.

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Yet, according to G1, there are still questions regarding the construction of a private communication network for the government and the installation of fiber networks in Brazil‘s North region. The companies that win the auction will have to do that in return.

Faria had said he expects all state capitals in the country to have 5G Stand Alone working by July next year. Telecom operators will have to comply with all the requirements of the auction, that mandates companies to deliver at least 4G internet networks to all Brazilian cities, by 2028.

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