Bidding rules for Brazil’s forthcoming 3G spectrum auction went on sale yesterday, priced at BRL200 (USD112) per copy, reports BNamericas citing a statement from the telecoms regulator Anatel. The watchdog hopes to raise a minimum of BRL2.8 billion from the sale of four licences in the 1900MHz to 2100MHz band – one of 30MHz and three of 20MHz – in each of the country’s eleven operating areas. Prices for each area have a reserve ranging from BRL28 million to BRL342 million, with the most expensie being the 30MHz licence for Brasil Telecom’s operating area in south and central Brazil as well as the states of Tocantins, Rondonia and Acre. The 20MHz licenses in that area start at BRL227 million, Anatel said. A company wishing to achieve national coverage, with 20MHz in each of the eleven operating areas, will have to pay at least BRL636 million. The auction begins on 18 December.