ProInversión releases bidding rules for forthcoming licence

6 Mar 2007

Peru’s state agency for promoting private investment, ProInversión, has published bidding rules for an auction of a 20-year licence to operate in the B band 800MHz spectrum, writes BNamericas citing the government agency’s website. Bidding rules are now available at a cost of USD1,000 and interested parties have until 19 March to query the terms of the contract.

The government reclaimed the licence for the 800MHz spectrum band B as part of its approval of the 2005 merger between Telefonica’s Movistar and BellSouth’s Comunicaciones Móviles.

Current rules prohibit any mobile operator from holding a concession to operate in both the A and B bands and from possessing more than 25MHz in the 800MHz band which automatically rules out Movistar and Claro Perú, the local unit of Mexico’s América Móvil, which both already operate in the A band. The most likely winner is seen as digital trunking company Nextel Perú, a unit of US mobile holdings company NII Holdings.


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