auction 5G It ended on Friday (5) with 46.7 billion Brazilian riyals dealt and six new operators from Telecommunications in Brazil. The companies purchased some 5G transmission frequency blocks, most of which are regional.
Dominates giants like vivoAnd naturally NS Tim. All three won the main stakes associated with the frequency of 3.5 GHz, with a focus on citizens. As a result, only one new operator gained a national block, while the others remained confined to the areas of each block.
In addition to new operators and large companies, Algar Telecom and Sercomtel also bought a lot. Both are already working in the telecom sector. Now, all companies will start investing in implementing 5G from the frequency bands they have acquired, with a 20-year concession.
Meet the new telecom operators in Brazil:
Brisanet Serviços de Telecomunicações SA
The Brisanet Group was founded 23 years ago and is headquartered in the city of Pereiro, Ceará. The company already operates as a provider of internet through optical fiber, pay-TV, fixed, mobile, and streaming telephony. It has shares in B3, which are traded under the code BRIT3.
Work focus on the NortheastIt serves 110 cities in 7 states with a total of 790,000 subscribers. No wonder the company won the regional auction cuts in the Northeast, as well as the 3.5GHz for the Midwest.
The company won the 3.5 GHz regional lot for the Northeast region with the highest premium in the auction, 13,741.71%, for R$1.250 billion. The Reputation of the Midwest sector was also one of the top five in the process, 4,054.27%. The other part connected to the Northeast is the 2.3 GHz band.
In a statement, Brisanet said it intends to build a structure to transmit 5G not only to municipalities with a population of less than 30,000, which is required by the notice, but also to all cities in both regions.
The company also says it will initially build connectivity structures between networks, by 2026, to fulfill a commitment to bring 5G to regions.
Cloud2U Industry and Commerce of Electronic Equipment LTDA
Cloud2U belongs to the Greatek Group which has been around for nearly 30 years. The group operates in the field of communications, optics and electronics, produces products related to the sector, and is headquartered in Sao Jose dos Campos, Sao Paulo.
The company focused on raising a regional range of the 3.5 GHz frequency band covering the states of Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro and Espiritu Santo. Cloud2U also received one of the auction’s top five premiums: 6266.25%. The amount was 405.1 million Brazilian Real.
In a statement, Greatek Group stated that the network will already be able to receive 5G from 2024.
Winity II Telecom LTDA
Winity Telecom is the only new operator to have won a national franchise. The company won the first contract auctioned in the 700MHz frequency band for R$1.427 billion.
Under the control of Pátria Investimentos, Winity was founded in 2020 and operates as a wireless infrastructure provider, focusing on mobile phones and new 4G and 5G communication technologies. Among the obligations set out in the notice is to allow 5G connectivity on highways.
The company aims to invest about R$2 billion to install 5,000 transmission towers across the country by 2029. In addition, the company intends to develop a plan to implement cellular coverage in a wholesale model.
The 5G South consortium won the 3.5GHz regional lottery targeting the South, and the lot was one of the fiercest disputes in the auction, with more than 15 bids. In the end, the consortium won a premium of 1,454.74% and cashed out R$73.6 million.
The consortium was created from a partnership between two telecom companies: Unifique, which operates in the three southern states (Paraná, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul), and state-owned Copel, an energy company with operations in Paraná.
Those responsible for the consortium have shares that are traded on the stock exchange. Kobel has the code CPLE6. Unifique carried out its initial public offering, an IPO, in 2021, Debut in B3 With papers circulating in the code FIQE3.
According to a note, Unifique expects to implement 5G in municipalities with a population of up to 30,000 by 2029. Altogether, there are 247 municipalities in Santa Catarina and 423 in Rio Grande do Sul.
Fly Link was established in 2002 and is headquartered in Uberlândia, Minas Gerais. The company works in the field of internet supply for fixed lines through telephony and wireless communication.
In addition to Uberlândia, the company also operates in the cities of Uberaba, Araguari, Monte Alegre, Ituiutaba, Nova Ponte, Tupaciguara, Catalão and adjacent areas, all in Minas Gerais. The company recently started fiber-optic related operations.
The company won a regional contract for the 26GHz bandwidth on Friday (5), for R$900,000. The group includes specific regions in the states of Minas Gerais, São Paulo, Mato Grosso do Sul and Goiás, stipulated in the National Grants Scheme (PNO).
Among the obligations that the company will have to comply with, set out in the notice, is an investment to provide Internet access in schools in the area in which it will operate.
On a note, Fly Link said it will now carry out work on developing a marketing strategy to meet the notice and create 5G-based products to meet existing and potential customers.
Neko Serviços was the last company to join the group of new telecom operators. It won a regional boost from the 26 GHz frequency band, operating in the state of São Paulo.
The company will also need to comply with its obligation to connect schools in the area to the Internet. The piece was sold for 8.492 million Brazilian riyals.
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