Panama watchdog: 140MHz of AWS spectrum now freed up

22 Mar 2018

Panama’s National Public Services Authority (Autoridad Nacional de los Servicios Publicos, ASEP) has confirmed that 140MHz of spectrum in the 1710MHz-1780MHz/2110MHz-2180MHz (AWS) band was successfully freed up in 2017, in line with Resolucion AN No. 9319-Telco, which was signed back in November 2015. The development was shared by the watchdog this week, as it gave a presentation of its annual results to the National Assembly (Asamblea Nacional).

The frequencies in question were originally expected to have been freed up by the end of 2016; a prospective date for a future spectrum auction has yet to be disclosed.