Latest radio spectrum developments in the Americas 06 April 21 Alexandra Contreras Flores

The latest update of Cullen International’s Americas Spectrum Profiles provides details of the regulatory frameworks and radio spectrum policies in 22 countries across the Americas.

The research shows that governments in the Americas are responding to increasing demand by allocating and awarding more spectrum to IMT services.

The region is also working towards the harmonisation of the bands to be used by different services and technologies.

Chile and the US awarded spectrum for 5G technology, including for spectrum in the 700 MHz, AWS and 3.5 GHz bands for Chile. The US has assigned most spectrum in the mid– and millimetre wave bands (3.5 GHz, 3.7 GHz and the upper 37, 39 and 47 GHz bands).

Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Peru and Mexico announced spectrum awards in 2021. Most of the awards include the 3.5 GHz band. Colombia also published a schedule to award spectrum for IMT bands until 2029. Peru modified its national frequency allocation chart and issued new rules for 5G development.

In Jamaica, the award of the 700 MHz band is ongoing.

For more information on our report, please click on “Request Access”, or on “Access the full content” in case you are a subscriber of our Americas Telecoms service.


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