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ANATEL Will Define the Frequency Reallocation for Defense, Public Security, and Army Radiocommunication Services

por Ericson Scorsim

mar 02, 2021

Ericson Scorsim. Lawyer and Consultant in Regulatory Communications Law. Ph.D. in Law from the University of São Paulo (USP). Author of the Communications Law Ebook Collection, published on Amazon.

Anatel is reviewing the frequency allocation, occupation, and distribution plan. The 5G public notice is demanding an update of the frequency plan. So there are changes that can have an intersectoral impact. Radiocommunication services are essential to the civil defense, national/military defense, and public security sectors (military police and federal police).

These services usually demand the use of the radio frequency spectrum, which is under Anatel’s jurisdiction. Defense and public security bodies have manifested themselves before Anatel regarding reducing the 4910-4990 MHz and 800 MHz frequency band.  There are geolocation applications by base stations (trunked radio system) and situational awareness of battle theaters, with command-and-control functions operated by the Brazilian Army.

According to these public agencies’ manifestation, revoking Anatel Resolution N. 625 of 2012 and Resolution N.  633/2014 will decrease the frequency bands for civil defense, national defense, and public security. On the other hand, we note that there is potential for public-private partnerships in the radiocommunication segment, as this is the subject of Decree n. 10.101/2019. Evidently, the more frequency channels and the larger the bandwidth of the frequency band, the better it is for the industry that depends on radiocommunications.

Also, the greater the “distance” of one frequency band to another, the safer it is against harmful interference to radiocommunication services.

In sum, there are opportunities for companies in the radiocommunication technology segment in the civil defense, national/military defense, and public security sectors, given the demand to update the radiocommunication technology of the Army, military police, and federal police. 

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