According to the Ericsson website, Brazil will be the first Latin American country to introduce a 5G network made possible by the dynamic new partnership between Claro Brasil and Ericsson. The Swedish tech giant will implement its 5G spectrum sharing platform. The services are first being introduced across 12 areas in Brazil in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
The 5G platform by Ericsson allows for low latency and faster connections. For Claro and its customers this means data speeds reaching 400Mbps, which also presents new opportunities for the country, including the development and innovation across sectors including healthcare and smart cities.
How does it work? Ericsson Spectrum Sharing, 5G can be activated through a software update on any of the five million 5G-ready radios that Ericsson has delivered to the world market since 2015,. There are currently more than 400,000 of these in Brazil.
According to the Ericsson announcement, José Félix, President of Claro, says: “Claro is renowned as a pioneer in the introduction of new telecommunications technologies in Brazil. Ericsson Spectrum Sharing allows us to offer the first 5G network in Latin America.”
Arun Bansal, President of Europe and Latin America, Ericsson, says: “Claro’s customers in Brazil will soon be able to tap into the incredible power of 5G. This next generation network has far-reaching potential to transform the country from agriculture and smart cities.”