Find out when 5G technology arrives in Piracicaba and other cities in the region | Piracicaba and Region

5G technology started to work in Brasília last Wednesday (6), the first capital to receive the network. In the rest of the country, the timeframes for the arrival of the fifth generation of mobile internet depend on other factors. In Piracicaba, the city is able to receive technology from June 30, 2023.

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According to the 2021 population estimate of the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), Piracicaba and Limeira are the only two municipalities in the region with more than 200,000 inhabitants. Therefore, the two cities should be the first to receive the technology, on June 30 next year.

  • Piracicaba: 410,275 inhabitants
  • Limeira: 310,783 inhabitants

5G, the fifth generation of mobile internet, promises a revolution: ultra-fast connection speeds, advances in technologies such as self-driving cars and the ability to connect many objects to the internet at the same time.

You must have a cell phone that supports this technology. In July 2022, Anatel listed about 60 approved models (check the list here). There are devices starting at R$ 1.3 thousand. Over time, the trend is for everyone to incorporate compatibility, just as with 4G.

The schedule follows the notice issued by the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel), and started in Brasília (DF). There, the fifth generation of mobile internet began to be available in 80% of the federal capital.

According to the schedule, the implementation of 5G with its maximum potential will take place from the release for use in the 3.5 GHz frequency band, which is currently used by satellite dishes.

The track will be released on the following dates:

  • From August 29th: only capitals and Federal District
  • As of January 1, 2023: cities with a population of 500,000 or more
  • As of June 30, 2023: cities with 200,000 inhabitants or more
  • As of June 30, 2024: cities with 100,000 inhabitants or more
  • As of June 30, 2025: most municipalities with more than 30,000 inhabitants
  • As of January 1, 2026: other remaining cities

From the release of the frequency, the expansion of 5G coverage will be gradual. The start of use can be brought forward “if the necessary conditions are met”.

The agency explains that this, however, depends on the providers responsible for 5G at each location installing the new equipment in the towers and on the performance of an entity created to make the technical adjustments in the frequency bands.

“The order of execution of these activities follows technical and logistical criteria that allow meeting the date defined in the 5G Notice”, says Anatel. In addition, the agency also highlights the importance of public participation in the process.

“But the initiatives that compete at the municipal and state levels are fundamental for the quality and for the expansion of the mobile service, since the providers are obliged to comply with engineering standards and municipal, state or district laws related to civil construction. measures affect all generations, but especially 5G, as 5G will need many more stations compared to previous generations.”

Cell phone — Photo: Iryá Rodrigues/g1

Adaptations in legislation

The City of Piracicaba informed in November of last year that it was studying the necessary adjustments to the legislation to allow 5G technology in the municipality. According to the municipal administration, the matter was being discussed between the secretariats.

The report questioned the city hall if any changes had been made to the legislation since then, but received no response from the administration. The prefecture also did not say whether it intends to manifest itself or make any movement to try to anticipate the arrival of technology in the city.

The schedule stipulated by Anatel also points out that municipalities with more than 100 thousand inhabitants, such as Santa Bárbara d’Oeste (195,278), will receive the technology as of June 30, 2024.

Other cities in the region, with more than 30 thousand inhabitants, will be able to receive from June 30, 2025:

Cities with up to 30,000 inhabitants will also receive 5G from June 30, 2023, but in a staggered manner.

  • As of June 30, 2023: 25% of municipalities with up to 30 thousand inhabitants
  • As of June 30, 2024: 50% of municipalities with up to 30 thousand inhabitants
  • As of June 30, 2025: 75% of municipalities with up to 30 thousand inhabitants
  • As of January 1, 2026: other municipalities with up to 30 thousand remaining inhabitants

According to the agency, the list of cities that will be covered on each date is yet to be defined by the Monitoring Group for the Implementation of Solutions for Interference Problems (Gaispi).

Of the 18 cities in the coverage area of ​​the g1 Piracicaba, 10 have less than 30 thousand inhabitants and, therefore, are part of this schedule. Are they:

The average 4G speed in Brazil among the four largest operators is 17.1 Mbps (megabits per second), according to a May 2021 report by consultancy OpenSignal. 5G, in turn, can reach speeds between 1 and 10 Gbps – a difference of 100 times or more from 4G.

5G won’t always reach absolute speeds, but the improvement can be significant. These improvements in speed, response time and reliability on the network promise to open up a range of applications, according to experts.

Technologies such as self-driving cars and telemedicine are expected to advance with 5G, as well as the so-called “industry 4.0” with the entire automated production line. Surgeries performed remotely, for example, will be more reliable when the network offers a minimum response time.

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