After moving BRL 7 billion on the 1st day, the 5G auction continues this Friday (5)

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The National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) continues the 5G auction this Friday (5). The event restarts from Lot G, with a 200 MHz block, with bids for the right to use the 26 GHz band.according to the Minister of Communications, Fábio Faria, this is the largest auction in Latin America.

Over Thursday (4), 24 lots were sold, moving almost R$ 7 billion in grants. This amount is charged only for the right to exploit the tracks. In addition, the winners of the auction will have to invest in the networks and infrastructure of the Brazilian telecommunications sector.

Examples of these investments are the guarantee of 4G internet on Brazilian highways and in cities and towns that do not yet have a network. Installation of a fiber optic network, via river, in the Amazon region. And also the guarantee of quality mobile internet in public schools of basic education.

The expectation, according to Anatel and the government, is that almost R$ 50 billion will be collected at the end of the auction. Of this total, R$ 40 billion will be earmarked for investments in digital connectivity and R$ 10 billion will be for the Treasury.

On this Thursday, only the lots and blocks of the 700 MHz, 3.5 GHz and 2.3 GHz bands were auctioned.

With the exception of the 700 MHz band, all lots for the provision of 5G service in the national area were won by one of the three largest operators participating in the event: Vivo, Tim or Claro.

In total, there are already four new telecommunication operators that still did not offer mobile service in Brazil. They are: Winity II Telecom, Brisanet Serviços de Telecomunicações SA, Cloud2U Indústria e Comércio de Equipamentos Eletrônicos LTDA and the 5G Sul Consortium.

Check the auctioned lots:

10 MHz + 10 MHz block in the 700 MHz band

  • Lot A01 (national): Winity II Telecom LTDA, for R$ 1.427 billion

80 MHz blocks in the 3.5 GHz band

  • Lot B01 (national): Claro SA, with BRL 338 million
  • Lot B02 (national): Telefônica Brasil SA/Vivo, with R$420 million
  • Lot B03 (national): Tim SA, with BRL 351 million
  • Lot C02 (northern region and São Paulo): Sercomtel Telecomunicações SA, with R$ 82 million
  • Lot C 04 (Northeast Region): Brisanet Serviços de Telecomunicações SA, for R$ 1.250 billion
  • Lot C 05 (Midwest Region): Brisanet Serviços de Telecomunicações SA, for R$ 105 million
  • Lot C06 (South Region): 5G South Consortium, for R$ 73,600 million
  • Lot C07 (States of Rio de Janeiro, Espírito Santo and Minas Gerais): Cloud2U Indústria e Comércio de Equipamentos Eletrônicos LTDA, for R$ 405.1 million
  • Lot C08 (sectors 3,22,25 and 33): Algar Telecom SA, for R$2,350 million

Reference: CNN Brasil

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