Radio Spectrum: Nine Blocks Awarded

At the auction held in El Salvador for the 1.7 and 2.1 GHz bands, Tigo was awarded five blocks and Claro was awarded four more.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

For the auction held on December 5, the 1.7 and 2.1 GHz bands of the radio spectrum were made available, which is structured in 12 blocks, however, only nine blocks were awarded.

Elmundo.sv reports that "... Siget did not inform how much the revenues from the awarding of these blocks amounted to and indicated that it does not yet have a date for the signing of contracts for the assignment of this segment of the spectrum."

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Manuel Aguilar, head of the General Superintendence of Electricity and Telecommunications (Siget), "... This takes a couple of days, I don't know exactly how long it will take, but we hope to do it in the quickest way, to have this ready and for operators to start the investment."

The 1.7 and 2.1 gigahertz (GHz) band, known as AWS, comprises the radio spectrum blocks 1710-1755 and 2110-2155, its allocation would allow the exploitation of more advanced mobile communications services, the consolidation of the deployment of fourth generation technology (4G) and higher speeds in mobile data transmission.

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