El Salvador’s telecoms regulator, Superintendencia General de Electricidad y Telecom (SIGET), has published details of the upcoming auction of nationwide licences for mobile spectrum in the 1900MHz and 1700MHz/2100MHz frequency bands. A total of 20MHz in the 1855MHz-1935MHz range will be sold off, alongside a further 20MHz in the 1765MHz-2165MHz band. Parties interested in participating in the auction are required to register between 14 October and 1 November, with bidding due to open on 5 November. The regulator has set a minimum bid price of approximately USD13.995 million for each of the two 20MHz blocks.
TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database notes that El Salvador is currently home to five mobile network operators, namely: Telemovil, which operates under the Tigo brand of its international parent Millicom International Cellular (MIC); America Movil-owned CTE Telecom Personal (Claro); Telefonica Moviles (Movistar), the local unit of Spain’s Telefonica; Digicel; and integrated Digital Enhanced Network (iDEN) operator Intelfon (RED).