Peru’s state agency for promoting private investment, ProInversion, has confirmed 30 June as the date for the award of 25MHz of spectrum in the 1900MHz band, writes BNamericas citing government news agency Andina. The government is believed to be expecting to raise USD150 million from the sale of the 20-year concession period. The deadline for companies to present prequalification documents and technical and economic bids is 30 April; companies have until 7 May to clear up any inquiries from ProInversion about their proposals with the final list of prequalified companies made public on 26 June.
According to previous press reports, the auction process, which was initially expected to be concluded last year, was postponed due to a technical problem regarding the spectrum. The 1900MHz band spectrum concession is a move to attract a fourth mobile operator to the country. Peru’s current operators are Movistar Peru, America Movil’s Claro and iDEN-based network operator Nextel.