TCRA to auction mobile broadband frequencies

15 Feb 2016

The Tanzanian Communication Regulatory Authority (TCRA) will auction frequencies acquired at the World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 (WRC-15) in order to boost mobile broadband usage in the country, reports the Daily News. TCRA Director General, Dr Ally Simba, said that the move is aimed at bringing transparency, commenting: ‘Previously, we were giving [frequencies] as per application, but this time around, they will be auctioned and we will ensure that they will be used for the intended goals to improve the economy.’

The newly acquired spectrum includes frequencies in the 694MHz-790MHz, 1427MHz-1492MHz and 3300MHz-3600MHz bands, which will be used for broadband services, in addition to creating an emergency service mobile network. A date for the auction has not yet been announced.

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