Anatel’s official schedule states that pure 5G technology will be activated in all capitals until November 27
Starting Monday, the 19th, Boa Vista will have a 3.5 gigahertz (GHz) band of 5G, also known as pure 5G. The National Communications Agency (Anatel) has also released a launch in Aracaju, Campo Grande, Cuiaba, Maceio, São Luis and Teresina.
The decision was approved at a meeting of the monitoring group to implement solutions to interference problems in the 3.5 GHz band (Gaispi), led by Anatel. With this decision, 22 capitals will have access to pure 5G networks. Only five capitals in the northern region still lack technology: Porto Velho, Rio Branco, Macapa, Manaus and Belém.
Anatel’s official schedule anticipates the activation of pure 5G in all capitals until November 27. However, the date may be advanced if the operators are able to complete the installation of the antennas and filters before this deadline, and Gaispi authorized the signal to be issued.
According to Anatel, operators Claro, TIM and Vivo, which won national licenses in the 3.5 GHz band at the auction at the end of 2021, must install a minimum of 5G antennas in each capital. Each operator must activate at least eight stations in Aracaju, five in Boa Vista, 11 in Campo Grande, eight stations in Cuiaba, 13 in Maceió, 14 in São Luis, and 11 in Teresina.
At this point, the tender notice states that one 5G antenna will be activated for every 100,000 residents. The number of stations will increase as technology advances. In the interior of the country, the pure 5G signal will gradually be activated until 2029, according to Anatel’s schedule.
Pure 5G, called standalone or SA, provides ten times faster speed than 4G, as well as lower latency (delay) in responding to user commands. The technology is already available in 15 capitals: Brasilia, Belo Horizonte, Joao Pessoa, Porto Alegre, São Paulo, Curitiba, Salvador, Goiania, Rio de Janeiro, Palmas, Vitoria, Florianopolis, Recife, Fortaleza and Natal.
Initially, 5G was supposed to be available in all capitals by July 31. However, Anatel has postponed the schedule twice, due to delays in the delivery of filters that prevent 5G from interfering with professional satellite services. Logistical bottlenecks after the COVID-19 pandemic and the Chinese government’s lockdown policy have delayed delivery of imported equipment in most parts of the Asian country.
To access pure 5G mobile internet, the user needs to enable a mobile phone for this technology. Most newer devices are already enabled. Operators do not require chip exchange. You also need to be in neighborhoods covered by the 5G signal, which initially works in areas selected by the phone companies.
Informative: Agência Brasil
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