The use of 5G technology continues to advance in Latin America and is present in countries such as Mexico, Brazil, Peru and Chile. But how is Colombia progressing in this regard?
During the second edition of the Imagine Live Colombia forum, organized by the multinational company Ericsson, operators, government representatives, regulators and businessmen from different economic sectors discussed the transformative potential of the fifth generation of mobile networks in the country.
This discussion took place as part of the announcement of the terms of the electromagnetic spectrum auction planned for December. In this way, the government wants to allocate the 320 megabytes of 5G bands available to the sector.
In this sense, telecommunications experts agreed that the national territory is ready to receive this type of technology. This, they explained, is due to the fact that the company has an adequate digitalization ecosystem, as well as the executive branch’s interest in its timely approval and the ability of operators to respond to demand.
In this sense, in view of the challenges in implementing 5G, telecommunications companies have indicated that it will be crucial to strengthen relationships between the government and the private sector to promote competitiveness in the deployment.
Talk about 5G
Likewise, they highlighted the need to resolve connectivity issues to advance the digitalization of sectors, working on optimizing infrastructure and networks, and also promoting training in digital skills and ecosystems.
“We are convinced that the discussion should focus on joint efforts to achieve connectivity goals, but also on reducing the technology gap, which shows us that by 2020 only 56.5% of all households in the country had an internet connection,” he said Andrés Quintero, Country Manager of Ericsson Colombia.