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Austrian 5G auction results in significant coverage commitments
14 September 20 Dieter Kronegger

The auction sold the 700 MHz, 1427–1517 MHz and 2.1 GHz bands for €202m. This includes the discount all three Austrian mobile operators received for committing to cover underserved areas.

Chilean regulator publishes study on 5G
14 September 20 Carlos Castellanos

Chilean regulator Subtel published a study on the impact of 5G for society and across different industries. Survey respondents said that security of their financial information should be a priority for companies managing 5G networks, while considering that the theft of confidential information and privacy issues are the highest risks of 5G.

Chilean competition court says regulator’s measures on 3.5 GHz did not harm competition
08 September 20 Carlos Castellanos

The Chilean competition court ruled that the decisions adopted in 2018 by the Chilean regulator (Subtel) on the 3.5 GHz band did not distort competition nor foreclose future competitors for this resource to offer 5G services in the future. The court also found that the eventual first mover and incumbency advantages that Entel and Claro would have for having deployed 5G-compatible infrastructure nationwide in the 3.5 GHz band are not significant.

Mexican regulator consults on draft rules for spectrum auction
07 September 20 Andre Moura Gomes

The Mexican regulator, IFT, is consulting on draft auction rules for up to 2x60 MHz of spectrum in the SMR 800 MHz, AWS, 1900 MHz and 2.6 GHz bands until 23 September 2020. Operators would start bidding for spectrum in June 2021, according to the proposed schedule.

Peruvian ministry presents new plan for 5G in the 3.4–3.6 GHz band
30 August 20 Javier Morales Fhon

Peru published a draft resolution that would allow current licence holders in the 3.4–3.6 GHz band to provide 4G and 5G services, despite their current assignments are only for local carrier and/or fixed telephony services. The new proposal does no longer foresee a rearrangement of licences. It would only allow licence holders to modify their technical characteristics of the network and spectrum usage goals.

Colombia consults on spectrum bands for 5G
24 August 20 Carlos Castellanos

After the 2019 multi-band spectrum auction the country has no more than 500 MHz IMT spectrum assigned, which is low when comparing with other countries in the region. The Colombian spectrum agency, ANE, is proposing to free a total of 3.1 GHz of low, mid and high spectrum bands for IMT services within the next ten years.

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