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Jamaica to award 2x20 MHz in the 600 MHz band for mobile services
12 July 24 Pedro Miranda

The Jamaican regulator, the Spectrum Management Authority (SMA), will award one national block of 2x20 MHz in the 600 MHz band through a beauty contest. The assignment of the licence will follow the conclusion of the clearing of the band by the current broadcasting user. The reserve price for the block is US$24m for a 15-year licence term with an obligation to cover 95% of the population within 24 months.

Slovenian regulator to repeat the award of 2x3 MHz in the 700 MHz band for machine-to-machine services
03 July 24 Matej Podbevsek

AKOS already awarded this spectrum for the provision of machine-to-machine (M2M) business-critical communications services in February 2021. However, the licensee returned the spectrum in 2023, prompting the regulator to repeat the award.

Dutch auction of 3.5 GHz completed
02 July 24 Dries Indesteege

The three main mobile operators each won 100 MHz of unpaired spectrum in the 3.5 GHz auction that completed on 1 July 2024.

Regulation of the 700 MHz band in Europe
28 June 24 Dieter Kronegger

A redesigned Cullen International benchmark shows the use of the 700 MHz band in Europe. All EU member states except Poland and Malta have awarded licences to mobile operators, typically 2x30 MHz. Only a few countries use the band for supplemental downlink, public protection and disaster relief, machine-to-machine communications or wireless microphones.

Brazil to publish rules for 700 MHz award until December 2025
25 June 24 Pedro Miranda

Brazil will auction 2x10 MHz in the 700 MHz band following new entrant operator Winity’s decision to renounce its licence in the band. In the meantime, regulator Anatel decided that operators will have a deadline of 18 months to deploy networks in the band after a temporary licence assignment.

Claro is the winner of the 3.5 GHz band spectrum auction in Chile
20 June 24 Catalina Diaz Granados

Subtel awarded 50 MHz of spectrum in the 3.4–3.6 GHz band, for a total of CLP 83.5bn (US$88m)

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