While Anatel’s frequency auction does not take place, mobile operators are venturing into the 5G using dynamic spectrum sharing technology (DSS). THE TIM predicted the launch of a fifth generation network for fixed internet with launch in September 2020, but postponed the beginning of activities for this month.
TIM’s 5G should be launched in the municipalities of Bento Gonçalves (RS), Itajubá (MG) and Três Lagoas (MS) with suppliers Ericsson, Huawei and Nokia. According to Telesynthesis, the operator did not reveal the reasons for the delay and the exact date for activating the network.
TIM’s 5G DSS will be used for fixed internet
TIM’s proposal is to use the 5G DSS to bring fixed internet to homes. The product must follow a model similar to that of TIM Live Internet, marketed under the 4G network at a frequency of 700 MHz.
TIM has not yet released details such as speed, use franchise or even the frequency adopted for the 5G DSS. In the service with 4G, the operator promises to download 5 Mb / s and data pack up to 80 GB.
The operator sent the following placement to Tecnoblog:
“TIM informs that, during the month of September, the activation of the 5G DSS networks was completed in the three cities announced – Bento Gonçalves (RS), Três Lagoas (MT) and Itajubá (MG). The network performance tests start as early as next week. Soon, the operator will announce details of its strategy, which will use FWA (Wireless Access) technology to provide fixed broadband over the mobile network, optimizing existing infrastructure in 4G to offer the new service. ”
Claro and Vivo already have 5G DSS in Brazil
Competitors Claro and Vivo already have 5G with DSS working in Brazil, but unlike TIM, the networks are intended for use on smartphones.
Claro took advantage of the arrival of Motorola Edge in Brazil and launched the 5G DSS in July 2020. Using the 2.5 GHz frequency, the company promises speeds up to 12 times faster than the traditional 4G. The coverage is timid and is restricted to some regions of the cities of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
Vivo also enabled the 5G DSS in July 2020 on some avenues and streets in Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Curitiba, Goiânia, Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and São Paulo. The company did not disclose details such as speed and frequencies.
Updated on 02/10/2020 at 15:24