After years of delays, the Brazilian Senate’s Science and Technology Committee passed a request authorizing senators to assess the impacts of 5G connections in Brazil.
Opposition Senator Jean Paul Prates claims the Federal Accounts Court didn’t have enough time to analyze the government’s 5G auction bidding notice. The document was given the green light in August, and is awaiting permission from telecoms watchdog Anatel to go ahead. Communications Minister Fábio Faria hopes the auction will take place in October.
As declared by the U.S. Senate Republican Committee, “the country that leads the world in the adoption of 5G technology will have a distinct technological, economic, and national security advantage over other countries.”