Four bidders for Chilean WiLL licences

19 Sep 2005

Four telcos – dominant fixed line operator Telefónica CTC Chile, domestic cable market leader VTR-Metropolis, corporate-focused telco Telmex Chile and the local branch of Luxembourg-owned group Millicom International Cellular (MIC) – have presented bids for 13 wireless in the local loop (WiLL) licences after Chile’s regulator Subtel launched an auction on 15 September. Subtel hopes to issue one national WiLL licence and twelve regional concessions; the date for announcing the winners has not been given.