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Peruvian Ministry allocates bands for 5G, WiFi-6E, TVWS and HAPS
04 May 21 Javier Morales Fhon

On 30 April 2021, the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC) published a resolution modifying the frequency allocation table to allocate the entire 6 GHz band to unlicensed WiFi 6E; the 26 GHz band for 5G; the 470–698 MHz band for TV white spaces to provide internet in rural areas; and other bands for high altitude platform stations (HAPS).

Danish 5G multi-band spectrum auction awards 3,490 MHz for €280m with extensive coverage obligations
22 April 21 Veronica Bocarova

The Danish 5G multi-band spectrum auction was completed on 21 April 2021 raising around €280m. The three winning bidders will have to ensure coverage of 9,000 premises in 122 underserved areas with mobile voice and broadband services at a minimum of 30 Mbps/3 Mbps speed by 1 February 2024 and overall coverage of 75% population with 5G mobile services deployed in the 3.5 GHz band by 31 December 2025.

Slovenian operators spend €164m in the 5G multiband auction
21 April 21 Matej Podbevsek

The Slovenian multiband auction ended on 16 April 2021 with the four participating mobile network operators buying all the available spectrum for €164.24m.

Irish regulator plans multi-band spectrum award in the 700 MHz, 2.1 GHz, 2.3 GHz and 2.6 GHz bands
19 April 21 Emma O'Toole

The combinatorial clock auction will offer 470 MHz of spectrum on a national basis. Interested operators can submit their final applications until 6 August 2021. The auction start date is yet to be determined but would likely commence by the end of the year.

OECD recommends a set of policy actions to improve Chile’s spectrum allocation and management
12 April 21 Carlos Castellanos

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) published an overview of strategies and actions on Chile’s spectrum allocation and management policies.

Peruvian ministry to directly hold spectrum auctions and assign temporary spectrum
06 April 21 Javier Morales Fhon

On 2 April 2021, the Peruvian Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC) proposed to modify the General Rule of the Telecommunications Law to allow the MTC to directly conduct spectrum award procedures and regulate the assignment of temporary spectrum to promote new technologies, such as 5G. The deadline to receive comments on the draft resolution is 18 April 2021.

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