November 30, 2021

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Anatel manager removes all doubts about the 5G auction

Anatel manager removes all doubts about the 5G auction

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Anatel competition supervisor, Abraão Balbino . explained In an interview with Discount The main elements of 5g auction, Closed on Friday (5).

Balbino clarified that there are no differences between the main 5G groups purchased by the largest operators in Brazil (Claro, Vivo and TIM). “They are all the same national batches. The difference in price between them was due to auction dynamics (…) There is no specific difference in radio frequencies.”

Telefônica, the owner of Vivo, made the most expensive bid (420 million R$), while Claro received 338 million R$. The rules allowed the lowest bidder to bid within five minutes at least 5% higher than the first bidder.

Since there is no proposal for the fourth batch, it will be split between operators: “In practice, what we have is that those operators who have acquired the national pieces have more space, more spectrum capacity available to offer and develop their services.”

in the interview, The Anatel manager has also expressed practical doubts about what will happen with satellite dishes, whether 5G will require new cell phones, whether there will be “roaming” for the service, the role of China’s Huawei – and how Winity, the new operator, might operate the cell. Telephone service in Brazil.

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