Brazilian telecom company “TIM” has started the first ever 5G broadband tests in Brazil ahead of commercial launch of the technology the country which is being forecast for 2021.
Huawei and CERTI foundation has started the trials on the 3.5GHz frequency at the southern capital “Florianópolis”.
This was done in partnership with a public research and development organization.
The 5G broadband which most countries are yet to upgrade to was successfully carried out in Brazil.
Based on information collected from TIM, the aim is to develop reference center for 5G with trials in smart cities, health care and also agricultural settings.
According to the CEO of TIM, he said Tim is dedicated to being the pioneer of 5G network broadband and also to the the front leader both in Italy and Brazil.
Quoting the CEO, he said “Our goal is to repeat the path of success and protagonism of 4G and generate new solutions that improve the lives of our customers and boost the technological development in the country,” said Pietro Labriola.
He also noted that government investment, as well as the simplification of procedures for the installation of antennas and fiber, would be “enabling elements” that could position the next-generation technology as a vehicle to drive competitiveness and growth in Brazil.
The Brazilian government plans to auction the 5G spectrum early next year 2020, so investors have been warming up in anticipation.