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Colombia publishes call for applications of 5G pilots
03 April 20 Carlos Castellanos

The Colombian Ministry of Information and Communications Technologies (MinTIC) published the call for applications for temporary spectrum licences for 5G pilots. The interested parties must submit their applications no later than 30 April 2020.

Peru to award AWS and 2.3 GHz bands in 2020
03 April 20 Alexandra Contreras Flores

Proinversion, the Peruvian private investment promotion agency, launched a call for expressions of interest to tender 60 MHz in the AWS and 30 MHz in the 2.3 GHz spectrum bands. The award could be scheduled in the second half of 2020 and include rural coverage obligations.

Brazil consults on draft terms for multi-band 5G auction
02 April 20 Carolina Limbatto

The 5G auction includes spectrum in the 700 MHz, 2.3 GHz, 3.5 GHz and 26 GHz bands. According to the proposal licences will have a 20-year term and have regional or national scope depending on the specific block. Anatel proposed to establish specific spectrum caps for 2.3 GHz, 3.5 GHz and 26 GHz bands.

Slovakia launches auction of the 700 MHz band for 5G
01 April 20 Monika Kačeriaková

The Slovak regulator started an auction to award 5G frequencies in the 700 MHz band and some spectrum in the 900 MHz and 1800 MHz bands. Applicants have until 25 May 2020 to submit their offers. In the 700 MHz band, the auctioneer will distribute a total of 2x30 MHz.

Colombian ICT Ministry consults on transition plan towards 4G and 5G
27 March 20 Carlos Castellanos

The Colombian Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies (MinTIC) consults until 8 April 2020 on the roadmap for the modernisation of 2G and 3G networks to 4G and 5G.

Hungarian 5G auction awards spectrum in the 700 MHz, 2.1 GHz and 3.4–3.8 GHz bands
27 March 20 Dieter Kronegger

Regulator NMHH offered spectrum in four bands on 26 March 2020. The three large mobile network operators acquired 390 MHz in total for HUF 128bn (€0.39bn), about 54% above the reserve price.

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