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Tigo and Claro Paraguay renew their licenses subject to investment obligations
07 September 21 Alexandra Contreras Flores

The Paraguayan regulator, Conatel, renewed the 1700 MHz and 2100 MHz spectrum licences of Tigo (Millicom) and Claro (América Móvil) until 2025, subject to investment obligations in network deployment and social need.

Mexican regulator consults on the spectrum needs of intelligent transport systems in the 5.9 GHz band
05 September 21 Jose Jehuda Garcia

The consultation asked for comments on how to manage spectrum in the 5850–5925 MHz band in the future.

The Dominican Republic moves forward on its 2022–2026 spectrum framework plan
03 September 21 Alexandra Contreras Flores

The Dominican Republic telecoms regulator, INDOTEL, published the spectrum framework plan for the management, assignment and use of spectrum for the next five years (2022–2026). The main objective of this plan is to define a roadmap for awarding spectrum to public and private users. The new 700 MHz and 3.5 GHz spectrum auction to be held in October 2021 is in line with this plan.

Panama delays analogue TV switch-off once again
31 July 21 Jose Jehuda Garcia

The Panamanian regulator, ASEP, postponed again the completion of phase 1 of the country’s analogue TV switch-off. No new deadline was announced.

Canada awards spectrum in the 3.5 GHz band
31 July 21 Carolina Limbatto

ISED announced the results of the 3.5 GHz spectrum auction. The winning bids of 15 Canadian companies for 1,495 out of the 1,504 available licences totalled CAD 8.91bn (US$7.26bn). Half of the licences were awarded to small and regional providers across the country.

United States auctions another 100 MHz in the 3.5 GHz band
30 July 21 Carolina Limbatto

The FCC adopted the auction procedure and started the certification process for applicants. The auction of ten blocks with 10 MHz each is expected for October 2021. Licences will be local with a 15-year term, renewable subject to strong performance targets. The FCC also established a 40 MHz cap per economic area to incentivise participation of multiple actors.

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