Claro Peru, the local operating arm of America Movil, and digital trunking operator Nextel del Peru have won wireless spectrum from ProInversion, the state investment agency. Claro won the Band B licence, which carries spectrum in the 835MHz-845MHz, 880MHz-890MHz, 846.5MHz-849MHz and 891.5MHz-894MHz blocks, with a bid of USD22.2 million, USD20,000 above the minimum price. Nextel del Peru won the Bands D and E concessions, with an offer of USD27 million. Band D covers the 1865MHz-1870MHz and 1945MHz-1950MHz blocks, while Band E band covers 1882MHz-1895MHz and 1962.5MHz-1975Mhz. The Band B concession requires Claro to install 500,000 lines outside Lima and Callao; it must also cover 200 districts which currently have no coverage. The operator of Bands D and E must put 500,000 lines in service, in total.
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