Colombia’s Ministry of Information Technology and Communications (Ministerio de Tecnologias de la Informacion y las Comunicaciones, MinTIC) has confirmed that it expects to stage its long-delayed auction of 700MHz spectrum in October this year. Announcing the plans, Ivan Antonio Mantilla, the Deputy Minister of Connectivity and Digitalisation, commented: ‘In the second half of this year, the 700MHz band auction will be executed. Rural areas, including the department of Boyaca, will be prioritised for broadband coverage.’
According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, MinTIC published Resolution 585 of 2017 on 24 March 2017, inviting interested parties to express their interest in its planned auction of frequencies in the 700MHz band. The auction will comprise spectrum in the 703MHz-748MHz and 758MHz-803MHz bands.