Brazil 4G service on 700 MHz not ready in time for World Cup

Friday 3 May 2013 | 14:14 CET | News
The 4G mobile telephony service in the 700 MHz frequency range will not be available in time for the World Cup 2014, according to the president of the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel), Joao Rezende. Speaking to the Reuters news agency, he said that the auction for this 4G frequency band should take place in January next year and there would not be sufficient time to implement the frequency before the event, which begins in June 2014. Rezende added that LTE on 700 MHz will only start operating in 2015. This range is used in various countries which have a 4G network and, without this

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Companies: Anatel
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