URSEC to auction off mobile spectrum in March

14 Jan 2013

Uruguay’s telecoms regulator, Unidad Reguladora de Servicios de Comunicaciones (URSEC), has invited interested parties to participate in the upcoming tender for mobile spectrum in the 900MHz, 1900MHz and 1700MHz/2100MHz frequency bands. Two 900MHz spectrum blocks (904.5MHz-909.5MHz paired with 949.5MHz-954.5MHz and 910MHz-915MHz with 955MHz-960MHz) will be auctioned off alongside six paired lots in the 1900MHz band and nine paired blocks in the 1700MHz-2100MHz band. Each block of spectrum will have a starting price of USD7.5 million, with licences valid for a period of 20 years. Tender documents will be available at a cost of USD3,600 until 26 February 2012, with the winners expected to be announced the following month.