Pair win wireless spectrum

31 Jul 2007

Claro Peru, the local operating arm of America Movil, and digital trunking operator Nextel del Peru have won wireless spectrum from ProInversion, the state investment agency. Claro won the Band B licence, which carries spectrum in the 835MHz-845MHz, 880MHz-890MHz, 846.5MHz-849MHz and 891.5MHz-894MHz blocks, with a bid of USD22.2 million, USD20,000 above the minimum price. Nextel del Peru won the Bands D and E concessions, with an offer of USD27 million. Band D covers the 1865MHz-1870MHz and 1945MHz-1950MHz blocks, while Band E band covers 1882MHz-1895MHz and 1962.5MHz-1975Mhz. The Band B concession requires Claro to install 500,000 lines outside Lima and Callao; it must also cover 200 districts which currently have no coverage. The operator of Bands D and E must put 500,000 lines in service, in total.

Peru, Claro Peru, Entel Peru