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Mobile & Wireless

Brazil to speed up release of 700MHz band

Wednesday 12 June 2013 | 17:20 CET | News
Brazil's Communications Minister Paulo Bernardo announced an earlier release of the 700 MHz frequency band, now being used by analogue TV, with the goal of making it available for mobile broadband. According to the minister, the spectrum initially expected to be released only in 2016 will have a staggered release schedule beginning in March 2015. The frequency band is considered by the telecommunications industry as more suitable for 4G because it needs fewer antennas for coverage than the 2.5 GHz band currently used in Brazil. The government plans to auction the 700 MHz band in early 2014. Bernardo added that the analogue switch-off in the larger cities will be brought forward to 2015, while the ASO in smaller municipalities will be postponed until 2018. The previous timetable had foreseen that the complete ASO would be completed in 2016.


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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite / Mobile & Wireless
Countries: Brazil
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