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'5G not a tool to bridge digital divide' - Chile minister

Friday 21 August 2020 | 14:00 CET | News
5G technology "is not a tool for closing the digital divide and the big problem is fixed internet," according to Chile's telecommunications undersecretary Pamela Gidi. Business daily Diario Financiero reported the minister's comments in response to criticism about the country's forthcoming 5G frequency auction. Consumer rights body Conadecus and operator Entel complained that the tender conditions failed to require licensees to provide coverage in rural areas, claiming that the 700MHz band above all would be ideal for boosting coverage in underserved areas.

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Companies: Subtel
Countries: Chile
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