Ifetel approves Telcel, AT&T participation in AWS spectrum auction

8 Feb 2016

Mexico’s Federal Telecommunications Institute (Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones, Ifetel) has approved the participation of AT&T Mexico (registered as AT&T Comunicaciones Digitales) and Telcel (registered as Radiomovil Dipsa) in the government’s imminent Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) spectrum auction. The bidding will commence on 15 February.

As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, 80MHz worth of 4G-suitable spectrum will be sold via a Combinatorial Clock Auction (CCA). In September 2015 the watchdog noted that the auction will comprise 30MHz of AWS-1 airwaves (1710MHz-1725MHz/2110MHz-2125MHz) alongside a 50MHz block of AWS-3 spectrum (1755MHz-1780MHz/2155MHz-2180MHz).