The Brazilian governing administration concluded a global tour concentrated on 5G technologies in advance of the country’s auction for the fifth generation spectrum, predicted to consider position in June 2021.

Led by Communications minister Fabio Faria, the Brazilian delegation included ministers from the Federal Courtroom of Auditors and president Jair Bolsonaro’s strategic affairs secretary. In accordance to the federal government, the journey was intended as a signifies to study additional about the 5G systems in growth at the main international hubs and speed up the proceedings around the upcoming auction. Throughout the stop by, the Brazilian authorities also noticed demonstrations of 6G technological know-how, which is presently getting trialled.

The ministerial tour started out in Sweden, wherever the Brazilian authorities fulfilled Marcus Wallenberg, whose family’s business empire involves holdings in Ericsson and AstraZeneca. The upcoming stop of the European leg of the tour was Finland, exactly where Faria’s delegation fulfilled Nokia chief govt Pekka Lundmark as perfectly as senior officers at the Finnish govt.

In excess of in Asia, the Brazilian govt officials fulfilled authorities and representatives of technologies companies NEC and Fujitsu in Japan. The tour concluded yesterday (11) in China, the place Faria and the other Brazilian officers frequented Huawei’s Galileo 5G heart, as very well as the firm’s cybersecurity lab. The delegation experienced planned to go to South Korea, nevertheless that part of the tour was cancelled.

According to Faria, the Brazilian govt needs to adopt “5G for true”: “We want to undertake standalone 5G so that we can take edge of all the technological know-how it can provide for [Brazil’s] improvement. Non-standalone 5G is equivalent to 4G moreover”, he claimed.

The ministerial tour follows a series of suggestions and obligations for telcos regarding the forthcoming 5G auction, released late January by the federal governing administration. Among the prerequisites is a private network exclusive for government use, to be created by the productive bidders.

This unique demand from customers is found as a way Bolsonaro’s aides have observed to perform around the president’s stance regarding Huawei’s operations in Brazil. However, the needs are getting sizeable pushback from operators, considering the fact that the government’s exclusive construction would not only signify major more expend, but would  be operate by condition-owned telecommunications organization Telebras, a thing the personal sector companies discover it challenging to justify.

In advance of starting up his world wide tour, Faria issued a danger, that the federal government could elevate the price ranges of the auction if the telcos fall short to comply with the calls for for the non-public community.