Mexican 2.5GHz licence auction set for Q3

2 Feb 2017

Mexican regulator Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (Ifetel) has released an action plan disclosing that it will hold an auction for up to 130MHz of 2.5GHz band 4G mobile spectrum in the second half of this year. Ifetel’s plan says that the bidding framework for the 2.5GHz auction – delayed from last year whilst it completed the tender for a shared 700MHz 4G network – will be published in Q2 2017 ahead of the launch of the auction process in Q3. Before awarding the new 4G frequencies, Mexico expects to reach an agreement with the US on spectrum co-usage in border regions.