Peru launches 900MHz auction

6 Jul 2012

Peru’s Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC) will auction spectrum in the 900MHz band in an effort to attract a fifth wireless operator to the market. The ministry is inviting bidders to operate a public telecommunication service using the 889MHz-915MHz and 944MHz-960MHz frequency bands in the capital and the Callao province and 902MHz-915MHz and 947MHz-960MHz in the rest of the country. The auction will be supervised by telecoms regulator Osiptel, and is due to begin on 24 July this year; the reserve price has been set at USD39.8 million. As noted by TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, a fourth operator was licensed in 2011 though the new entrant, Vietnam’s Viettel, is not expected to launch commercial services until next year. Viettel will compete with US-backed Nextel Peru as well as the local subsidiaries of Latam giants America Movil and Telefonica.


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