Brazil suspends 5G tests

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Sanitary restrictions to avoid the spread of the coronavirus have led the National Telecoms Agency (Anatel) to extend the postponement of field tests 5G technology on the 3.5 GHz spectrum, which were being carried out in Rio de Janeiro.

In a statement, the regulator says the suspension, “by no means implicates in the total shutdown of all 5G-related activities.”

As we reported this weekend, President Jair Bolsonaro’s chief security officer and retired Army General Augusto Heleno signed an ordinance defining the cybersecurity directives to be respected by 5G infrastructure providers in Brazil (read the report).