Ericsson asks Government ‘5G National Plan’


The multinational manufacturer of the telecommunication branch, Ericsson, presented this Tuesday (22) a proposal for the elaboration of a National Plan for the 5G network. The announcement was made on the Telebrasil Panel, by the company’s president for the South region of Latin America, Eduardo Ricotta, who expects government collaboration to implement the technology.

For Ricotta, the advance of the spectrum auction that would take place this year, to 2021, – referring to frequency bands and data transmission bands, such as 700 MHz; 2.3 GHz or 3.5 GHz, for example – it is positive and indicates that the plan will be executed correctly and well, in order to avoid future regrets.

During the presentation, the South American representative of Ericsson made some recommendations on the implementation of the National Plan for the 5G Network. For him, Brazil should encourage the creation of new services, made possible by the emergence of new technologies and also reinforced the importance of investments in the area of ​​education – especially in universities – and industries for the creation of technological research partnerships.

Eduardo Ricotta also recommended that the spectrum available for the network should be broad and cheap, considering that Brazil has the most expensive spectrum cost in the world, when compared to its use per capita. For him, the price of the equipment must be considered together with the cost of the bands, since for the operators, the fund dedicated to the implementation will be the same.

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