Brazilian regional ISP Brisanet has provided an update regarding its planned 5G launch. Speaking to journalists during a conference call to discuss the company’s 4Q22 results, CEO Jose Roberto Nogueira confirmed that commercial 4G/5G networks are on course to go live at the end of the second quarter of 2023 (i.e. June). The mobile network is being deployed in 40 municipalities in the interior of the Northeast and in Fortaleza, the capital of Ceara. TeleTime reports that a pilot is currently underway in the town of Pereiro, with 3,000 devices connected to the network.
TeleGeography notes that the Ceara-based ISP acquired a trio of 5G concessions in 2021’s multi-band spectrum auction: a pair of 80MHz 3.5GHz licences covering the Northeast and Midwest, plus a 50MHz block of 2.3GHz spectrum covering the Northeast. Huawei was selected as Brisanet’s 5G vendor in May 2022. (Note: rollout commitments for the Midwest spectrum are not applicable until 2026.)
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