3G auction could get under way in 2008, says Anatel

4 Jun 2007

The auction of licences to offer 3G mobile services in Brazil could finally get under way in 2008, reports BNamericas citing local news service Agência Estado which quotes telecoms regulator Anatel board member Pedro Jaime Ziller. The board of the telecoms regulator received a proposed auction plan for UMTS licences on 29 May this year and hopes to complete the bidding rules for the auction by the end of 2007. ‘We are studying different bidding rules…. Rather than an auction simply based on price, the payment will also include social obligations,’ Agência Estado reported Ziller as saying.