Jordan’s Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) has rescheduled its award of 3G licences for 26 May. A minimum bid of JOD25 million (USD35.5 million) has been set for a paired block of 5MHz in the 2100MHz band, with the winner also having to shoulder the cost of evacuating the army from the spectrum. The winner of the initial 15-year licence will be the highest bidder which meets all the tender conditions. The regulator will issue 3G spectrum to the remaining 2G licensee ten months later, at a price based on the winning bid. The winner of the 3G tender or incumbent operators may also acquire 2G spectrum separately, at an acquisition fee equal to 130% of the winning price of the tender.
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