This week, Gaispi, a group of the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel), authorized the cleaning of the 3.5 GHz spectrum, essential for the implementation of pure 5G in Brazil. According to the Ministry of Communications (MCom), the measure will benefit metropolitan regions of capitals and around cities with more than 500 thousand inhabitants.
This spectrum cleaning, according to the Agency, will be the result of logistical gains obtained from the distribution and installation of signal reception kits.
This, according to MCom, will allow a better use of migration communication. The purpose of Gaispi is to increase process efficiency and use resources effectively.
In a practical way, this can anticipate the arrival of pure 5G to smaller cities – as long as they are close to large municipalities – before the schedule established by Anatel. According to the agency, around 500 small towns should be favored.
Previously, the Government programmed that pure 5G should be made available in cities with more than 500 thousand inhabitants until January 1, 2023. However, Anatel states that the anticipation of cleaning the 3.5 GHz band does not imply that it will be released for use on that date.
However, carrying out the migration in these cities will allow the group to assess, in a timely manner, possible anticipation of the release of the band in these cities, provided that the actions to mitigate interference in the stations receiving the Fixed Satellite Service are also concluded.
It is worth remembering that, less than a week ago, pure 5G finally reached all the capitals of Brazil. Last Friday (7), Claro, TIM and Vivo activated antennas in Belém (PA), Macapá (AP), Manaus (AM), Porto Velho (RO) and Rio Branco (AC), putting an end to the first phase of Implementation.
Who has a satellite dish must adapt equipment
Strip cleaning consists mainly of signal migration from satellite TV reception. In other words, it will have to change frequency to not match the one used by 5G.
For this, according to the Federal Government, those who watch open TV through a satellite dish need to adapt the equipment they have in order to avoid interference.
Anyone who is enrolled in the Cadastro Único para Programas Sociais (CadÚnico) can request a free kit to adapt the equipment. To request it and schedule the free installation, you must access Siga Antenado website or call 0800-729-2404.
With information: Federal government