Colombia’s Ministry of Information Technology and Communication (MinTIC) has teamed up with the National Spectrum Agency (ANE) to prepare a draft resolution regarding the proposed distribution of spectrum in the 900MHz and 1900MHz bands. The planned tender will comprise 22MHz of spectrum in the 900MHz band (894MHz-905MHz paired with 939MHz-950MHz) and a 5MHz block in the 1900MHz (1850MHz-1990MHz) band.
Mobile operators which manage to secure spectrum in the tender will be obliged to offer preferred national roaming rates and share infrastructure, among other conditions. In addition, as part of the licence conditions, 1900MHz spectrum winners must extend services to 40 inaccessible locations, while 900MHz licensees must offer connectivity in 50 unserved areas.
MinTIC invites interested parties to submit their comments on the resolution by 31 October.