MinTIC to launch frequency tender

4 Jan 2012

Colombia’s Ministry of ICT (MinTIC) has invited expressions of interest from industry players to participate in an auction for licences to utilise radio spectrum in a number of frequency bands. The MinTIC will be issuing concessions for two sets of paired frequencies: 1710MHz-1755MHz with 2110MHz-2155MHz and 1850MHz-1990MHz with 2500MHz-2690MHz. No deadline for applications has been set, nor was an official start date for the tender posted. The additional spectrum is expected to be used for the development of Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks, though the MinTIC did not include any conditions relating to the spectrum’s usage.

Colombia, Ministerio de Tecnologias (MinTIC)