Brazil launched public consultation to increase satellite capacity for broadband services

The National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) of Brazil announced through a press release that it opened a public consultation on its proposal to increase the capacity of its geostationary satellites for broadband due to the growing demand for online video, among other aspects.

The intention is to allocate capacities of 500 MHz in the 18 GHz band for the downlink and another of the same amount in the 28 GHz band for the uplink, exclusive for satellite services.

The consultation will last for 30 days and, according to the regulator, this increase in frequencies will make it possible to meet the demands of the large number of satellites that are ready to cover Brazil on the Ka band.