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latest intelligence

Swiss regulator publishes tender details for multiband spectrum auction in the 700 MHz, 1427–1517 MHz, 2.6 GHz and 3.5–3.8 GHz bands.
18 July 18 Pierre-Yves Potelle

Swiss Federal Communications Commission, ComCom, issued a call for tender to assign 475 MHz of spectrum for mobile communications services in the 700, 1427–1517 MHz, 2.6 and 3.5–3.8 GHz bands in a simple clock auction to take place in January 2019. Most licences will be valid 15 years, i.e. until end 2033. The aim is to provide spectrum for the extension of existing 4G networks and the rollout of future 5G networks.

Brazilian regulator approves comprehensive market analysis review
15 July 18 Andre Moura Gomes

On 12 July 2018, the Brazilian regulator, Anatel, approved a comprehensive market analysis review (PGMC) covering seven wholesale telecommunications relevant markets.

European Commission consults on common European approach to WACC
12 July 18 Martin Schraa

The European Commission consults until 3 October 2018 on a common approach to establish the weighted average cost of capital (WACC), suggesting to use EU-level values for setting the main parameters.

Sweden relaunches 700 MHz spectrum auction
05 July 18 Veronica Bocarova

Swedish regulator relaunches the 700 MHz auction for 2x20 MHz paired and 20 MHz unpaired spectrum. The remaining 2x10 MHz is reserved for DTT until end 2018 and its future use will be decided separately.

Argentinian competition authority gives conditional approval to Telecom/Cablevision merger
04 July 18 Carolina Limbatto

The approval paved the way for the first quadruple-play operator in Argentina, provided it complies with binding commitments, including the divestiture of fixed broadband access customers in certain cities, fixed wholesale broadband access obligations and handing back mobile spectrum.

Claro, Entel and Movistar must give back 700 MHz spectrum to the regulator, says Chilean Supreme Court
04 July 18 Andre Moura Gomes

The Chilean Supreme Court ruled that mobile operators Claro, Entel and Movistar must give back to the regulator Subtel 70 MHz of spectrum in the 700 MHz band for infringing a cap originally set by the court in 2009 for the 3G spectrum auction.

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