Last month, the board of directors of Brazil's Asociación Nacional de Televisión (ANATEL) conducted a public consultation to assess the allocation of frequency bands for terrestrial and radio relay services to support the arrival of 5G.
Currently, these departments operate at 26 GHz, the same as ANATEL intends to bid for millimeter-wave as the fifth-generation network. According to their new regulations, sub-bands between 30 GHz and 175 GHz - in the space of approximately 66 GHz - will be used for the redistribution of radio trunks.
Subsequently, ANATEL initiated two new public consultations. The first consultation will last for 60 days and involves the revision of the 1427 MHz to 1518 MHz (L-band) regulations for use by Personal Mobile Services (SMP). The second proposal was a 30-day consultation involving the allocation of radio frequencies in the “S-Band” to SMP, STFC, SCM, SLP and Global Mobile Satellite Services (SMGS). The proposal specifies frequency bands from 1980 MHz to 2010 MHz (Earth-to-space) and 2170 MHz to 2200 MHz (space-to-Earth).
According to ANATEL's Vice President, Emmanoel Campelov, if the project is approved, the total spectrum of services returned will be more than tripled.