Conatel releases AWS bidding terms; bids to be opened in December

16 Oct 2015

Paraguay’s National Telecommunications Council (Consejo Nacional de Telecomunicaciones, Conatel) has released the final bidding terms and conditions for the country’s planned 2100MHz/1700MHz AWS spectrum auction, which will allow participating cellcos to introduce 4G LTE technology. Twelve paired 2×5MHz sub-bands will be made available, while the maximum spectrum allowance each carrier can be assigned has been set at 30MHz. The minimum bidding price for a sub-band has been set at USD15 million. Interested parties have until 3 December to file applications for the tender, with the bids due to opened later that same day.