Nextel gets nationwide licence

11 Aug 2009

BNamericas reports that Peru’s Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC) has extended Nextel Peru’s concession to allow the iDEN network operator to operate nationally. Citing local newspaper El Comercio, the nationwide concession is believed to be valid for 20 years. The MTC resolution stipulates that Nextel must sign the concession within 60 days of the publication of the resolution, or forfeit the licence.

In July the MTC and iDEN-based Nextel signed a contract under which the cellco will provide telecoms services in the Lima and Callao provinces using the 821MHz-824MHz and 866MHz-869MHz bands.

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