TIM and Oi are already preparing the arrival of 5G in Brazil, and Algar it is another operator that also experiences the technology: with a testing character license granted by Anatel, it reached a speed of 1.05 Gb / s in the download and 114 Mb / s in the upload. Its fifth generation network was installed in Uberlândia (MG) with cooperation from the Federal University of Uberlândia (UFU) and the Huawei, which is the supplier of the equipment.
With the frequency of 3.5 GHz, it was possible to reach latency in the 6 ms, against 15 ms in LTE Advanced (known as 4.5 G) in good conditions. The network was evaluated on the Huawei Mate 20 X 5G smartphone and a virtual reality headset.
The tests are open to the public: whoever is close to Uberlândia can check it up close at Espaço Ciranda, located in the Granja Marileusa neighborhood, until October 20th. It is an opportunity to try the technology, since the 5G auction should be delayed for the 2nd semester of 2020 due to possible interference with open TV via satellite.
Algar has cellular coverage and sells its services to individuals in some cities in São Paulo, Minas Gerais, Goiás and Mato Grosso do Sul. In the rest of Brazil, customers are served via roaming with other operators.
Tecnocast 115 – What is 5G for?
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