Brazil’s National Telecommunications Agency (Agencia Nacional de Telecomunicacoes, Anatel) has confirmed that the country’s national mobile operators are now able to launch Standalone (SA) 5G services using the 3.5GHz frequency band in a further three state capitals, namely: Curitiba (Parana), Goiania (Goias) and Salvador (Bahia).

As per the regulator’s announcement, SA 5G has been permitted since yesterday (16 August). Going forward, band administrator Siga Antenado anticipates that the cities of Florianopolis (Santa Catarina), Palmas (Tocantins), Rio de Janeiro (Rio de Janeiro) and Vitoria (Espirito Santo) should be able to receive 3.5GHz services by 29 August.

As previously reported by CommsUpdate, Brasilia was the first location green-lit for SA 5G, with Vivo, TIM and Claro all switching on services during the week commencing 4 July. Belo Horizonte, Joao Pessoa, Porto Alegre were next in line, with launches from 29 July, with Sao Paulo following on 4 August.

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