Friday, October 04, 2013

700 MHz: Brazilian government now speaks at auction in June 2014

Even the close of the first half of 2014, the Communications Minister Paulo Bernardo, expects to make the concession auction frequency of 700 megahertz (MHz). "We're talking in April. However can always have a delay because of public consultation, "the minister said on Monday, 30/09, during an event at the Federation of Industries of the State of Rio de Janeiro (Firjan).

Bernardo admitted that the government intends to bring forward the goals of broadband 3G and 4G. "Our idea is in [the announcement of] 700 Mhz auction, put over a number of goals, including the anticipation of 3G." This should occur within interior municipalities that do not have this service. In addition, the ministry wants to take to connect all cities with fiber optic lines. The goal of universal Internet 3G is 2017. "But we can anticipate one year, a year and a half," said Minister of Communications. For 4G, the target remains 2019. Nessa, said that "we will not change."

The frequency 700 MHz is being handcrafted with more care because today it is used by television industry high penetration and political strength, present in 97% of households, the minister said. "Again, the focus will be facing the deployment of infrastructure." With the requirement of early 3G, the service will be conducted throughout Brazil in 2014 or 2015. Calculations by the minister, about 1500 cities do not have fiber optic network and 200, located in the middle of the Amazon rainforest and other hard to reach places, the service should not ever get. Must be covered by satellite.

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