Comptroller greenlights spectrum allocation

8 Feb 2018

Costa Rica’s Comptroller General (La Contraloria General de la Republica, CGR) has approved the results of last year’s spectrum auction, which saw Movistar and Claro each secure additional frequencies in the 1800MHz and 2100MHz band, El Financiero writes. The approval will allow the cellcos to begin using the airwaves, both operators having previously said they intend to use the frequencies to enhance their existing 3G and 4G networks. As noted by TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, a total of 70MHz was awarded to the pair in July 2017. Movistar submitted a bid of USD24 million for 2×20MHz in each of the two bands, whilst Claro’s offer of USD19 million secured it 2×5MHz in the 2100MHz range, alongside 2×10MHz in the 1800MHz band.