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Specialists call for calm in Brazil’s 5G auction

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At the beginning of February, Brazil’s telecom regulator Anatel took the first step toward the much-awaited 5G auction in the country, by approving the bidding proposal for the high-speed mobile communications frequencies.

According to the chosen proposal, the auction will include the 700 MHz, 2.3 GHz, 3.5 GHz, and 26 GHz frequency bands. With regards to the 3.5 GHz band—the most commonly used for 5G frequencies—the total bandwidth was increased from 300 MHz to 400 MHz, which could make Brazil’s 5G spectrum auction the largest in the world.

The bidding will also dedicate some frequency bands for the nationwide...

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