Thursday, January 19, 2012

Some items on the public consultation of 4G

450 MHz

The advisor Zerboni of Anatel chose to prepare a bid for separate sale of the frequency range 450 MHz to be the lowest price of the service offered to the user in the country. Then it will be the agency to put a dispute in the 2.5 GHz band, however, pegged the two frequencies Zerboni to purchasers. That is, there is the possibility that the auction of 450MHz and the dispute did not just companies show interest in the range of 2.5 GHz

If there is no buyer for the 450 MHz band, the Anatel will force purchasers of frequencies from 2.5 GHz to at least make available infrastructure for voice and data network in rural areas, which will be shared with future interested in providing this service . However, again the text is not clear whether such a rule and the need for the FCC having to mediate conflicts related to the network share. In practice, the division looked like this: There are three blocks of 20 MHz 20 MHz (band W, X, V) to be explored with FDD technologies (such as LTE), a central 35 MHz 35 MHz (U) to be used TDD technologies (such as TD-LTE or WiMAX) and a 10 MHz 10 MHz (P) to be explored in FDD technology. A fourth block of 15 MHz (T), intended for government and outside of the bidding process.

The band of 35 MHz for TDD technology - considered the "crown jewel" will be offered by the agency as "national" and therefore a single batch. In FDD, the FCC has national as 20 MHz range (10 10). Because of this, the Anatel provides a complete cleanup of these tracks, to ensure better signal quality.


The appointments follow 4G coverage in the same commercial interests of companies and government policy makers, since the point of view, the 4G will serve only those consumers who might pay dearly for the service.

From the political point of view, the government will save any embarrassments with Internet connection in the host cities FIFA Confederations Cup, the Olympics and the FIFA World Cup. The Anatel expects the 4G network is ready six months prior to the World Cup, which runs until December 2013.

All cities and counties with the highest human settlement watering are as follows:

- Cities with more than 500,000 inhabitants, the 4G network will be ready by May 31, 2014.

- Cities with more than 100,000 inhabitants, 31 December 2015.

- Cities with population between 30,000 and 100,000 inhabitants, the network will operate until 31 December 2016. But in this case operators can meet most needs for assistance with the 3G network.

- Cities under 30,000 inhabitants, which even experienced telephony 3G network is the target in December 2017, operators can take advantage of ingraestrutura 3G network will be idle elsewhere in the country.

Digital Gap

While the wealthiest people in the country will have high speed Internet (Japan's 4G network offers up to 10 Mbps in mobile connections) in the rural areas with broadband service provided in the frequency range 450 MHz to be reached about the same speed has been estimated by the operators with the government in PNBL (1Mbps). Anatel has required only a service plan that includes data download speed of at least 256 Kbps and 128 Kbps upload.

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