Dell Technologies: Investment, Collaboration and Brazil’s 5G Revolution
From the Amazon rainforests to the streets of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is bridging the digital divide, unveiling an ambitious project to bring cutting-edge internet connectivity to its population of 213 million.
The expansive Fifth Generation (5G) infrastructure to turbocharge digital capacity in the world’s fifth-largest economy expands high-speed internet service to the nation’s highways and schools. Activation in state capitals and the Federal District is expected by September 29, with twelve of 27 state capitals ready to roll out “internet access to all citizens.”
For the nearly 30 million underserved in rural, low-income communities who lag in the democratization of data, the 5G rollout puts access to digital information within reach. Bridging the inequality gap, Brazil will deploy 4G or higher wireless internet for 10 million in northern Brazil, including 500 remote Amazon villages lacking access.
The 5G investment anticipates a windfall for Brazil’s economy of $34 billion over the next 20 years, according to Brazilian Telecommunications Agency (ANATEL).
Industries can expect such cost-saving innovations as autonomous mining operations, self-driving trucks, and AI-controlled manufacturing sites. A Dell Technologies IT survey (2021) predicts faster data streams and Artificial Intelligence would spark agricultural advances from automated greenhouses and self-watering crops to farming machines that maintain themselves.
Designing the 5G framework through public-private collaboration and an Open RAN network, instead of a single-supplier system, would incentivize market competition and spur innovation. Dell Technologies, a member of Anatel’s Open RAN working group, projects long-term benefits of adaptability, skills sharing, and job generation. Dell is partnering with Brazilian telecom providers on a pilot program that will demonstrate economic gains.
“Our company is wholly committed to the generational transformation of Brazil’s 5G ecosystem,” says Luis Goncalves, President of Dell’s Latin American operations. “5G is the great equalizer, and we welcome opportunities to empower Brazilians with universal access to realize their potential in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.”
Revolutionary progress on emerging technologies for a more equitable society places Brazil at the forefront of Latin America’s 5G innovation. It promises to solidify its status as an economic powerhouse for generations.
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