A roundup of tower news across Central and Latin America
Brazil: TIM tests 5G in São Paulo
TIM’s Brazilian subsidiary has recently launched a new 5G trial in a shopping centre in São Paulo. The MNO has used a temporary 3.5GHz spectrum license that was awarded by the Agencia Nacional de Telecomunicaçoes (Anatel) and the company has partnered with Ericsson on the trial.
Brazil: President signs new telecom law
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro signed a law modernizing Brazil’s telecoms regulation in a long-awaited decision that aims to incentivize new investments and help struggling MNO Oi.
After five years of Congress discussion, the new law will support telecom players by lifting restrictions on the sale of their formerly State-owned assets and will also allow for a secondary market for trading mobile frequencies.