The National Telecommunications Agency projects investments of up to R $ 35 billion
THE federal government confirmed on Friday, the auction of the 5G still in the first half of this year and put to the market any concerns with the Chinese Huawei. THE National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) proposed the deployment of cutting edge mobile and broadband networks technology gradually, starting in July 2022. The agency projects investments of up to R $ 35 billion, and the value refers to preliminary calculations, which do not consider the counterparts in the auction. The government is also betting that the move to 5G will revolutionize companies with 100 times faster data transmission speed.
The Minister of Communications, Fábio Faria, argued that the market is competitive and there is no interference from Planalto. “The federal government does not deal with any company, with any country, about participating in the auction. We will be able to meet the deadline and make it possible for Brazil to hold its auction soon. It is a milestone for the country’s development, it is the highest technological standard for mobile services ”, he said. He dismissed the suggestion that he traveled to the United States as absurd. China to “bargain” 5G in exchange for vaccines. The Communications holder adds that Brazilian sovereignty will be preserved, regardless of who wins the auction. “To the During the trip, I saw many articles that we would have gone to sell 5G to China in exchange for a vaccine. We have to preserve our sensitive information and also take out something that is in the imagination, which may be spying on the Brazilian government. ” Fábio Faria was in China two weeks ago and tried to ease any diplomatic crisis caused by criticism of the Asian giant.
Anatel’s president, Leonardo de Moraes, pointed out that the 5G technology will reach the most distant places. “Brazil has 5,570 municipalities, but it has more than 22 thousand locations, it is the villages that make up the municipalities. Of these 22 thousand, 14 thousand locations do not have mobile cellular coverage. What we want is to use this notice to reach 14 thousand locations where 6 million Brazilians live. With that, we understand that we make a great contribution to the expansion of telecommunications coverage in Brazil ”, he said. According to Moraes, another objective is to expand internet coverage along Brazilian roads. The 5G notice was approved by Anatel’s board and will now be analyzed by the Federal Audit Court.
* With information from reporter Camila Yunes