Movistar LTE spectrum allocation revealed

3 Dec 2014

Following the recent confirmation of the 3G and 4G spectrum bands issued to Claro Argentina and Telecom Argentina (Personal), the Secretaria de Comunicaciones (SeCom) has confirmed that Telefonica Moviles (Movistar) has been awarded Long Term Evolution (LTE) frequencies in the 1710MHz-1720MHz and 2110MHz-2120MHz bands. All spectrum is available on a nationwide basis.

As previously reported by TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, Personal was handed a national 4G licence encompassing 1730MHz-1745MHz and 2130MHz-2145MHz spectrum, while Claro was issued with a national LTE licence comprising 1720MHz-1730MHz and 2120MHz-2130MHz frequencies.

The spectrum awarded to the fourth and final bidder, media conglomerate Arlink (Grupo Uno), has yet to be confirmed by the regulator.