The next frequency auction is expected to delay, but Brazilian operators are already testing with 5G: to demonstrate to customers, the TIM will install antennas of the new technology in some stores, starting this Friday (11) at the Shopping Ibirapuera unit, in São Paulo.
Ericsson is the supplier of the infrastructure, and TIM uses a specific license from Anatel for the tests. The tasting is free and will be done through an LG V50 ThinQ smartphone and an Intel virtual reality kit, in addition to the presentation of a video explaining the impacts of 5G technology.
The Shopping Ibirapuera experience will run until December. By the end of the year, another nine stores should receive the 5G tasting space. According to InfoMoney, the states of Alagoas, Bahia, Minas Gerais, Pará, Paraná, Pernambuco, Rio de Janeiro and Santa Catarina will have stores with the experience available until April 2020.
We have already witnessed a 5G demonstration by TIM in Florianópolis, made in partnership with Huawei and the CERTI Foundation. The operator continues with the pilot in the capital of Santa Catarina, in addition to Santa Rita do Sapucaí (MG), Campina Grande (PB) and an experimental network at Cubo Itaú, in São Paulo.
In addition to TIM, other Brazilian operators they play with 5G: Oi has already tasted public technology in Búzios and Rock in Rio, while Algar tests technology in Uberlândia. Both companies were able to reach speeds above 1 gigabit per second.
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