The Ministry of Communications in Colombia has extended the deadline for the award of WiMAX licences in each of the country’s 32 departments until 23 November, according to a statement issued by the regulatory body. According to BNamericas, the announcement follows on from the previous deadline of 23 October, and is the third postponement from the original date of 31 August. Three licences in the 3.5GHz range are expected to be awarded for each department. The delays have arisen following allegations by some bidders that cellco Comcel submitted its proposal five minutes after the bid deadline on 14 August. The ministry has stated that Comcel’s proposal was submitted on time.