Colombian watchdog seeks interest in 700MHz, 1900MHz, 2500MHz spectrum auction

2 May 2019

On 25 April 2019 Colombia’s Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications (Ministerio de Tecnologias de la Informacion y las Comunicaciones, MinTIC) published Resolution 925, inviting national and international telecoms operators to register their interest in its imminent multi-band spectrum auction.

TeleGeography notes that the long-running on-off auction process has been on the cards since 2015. Previously, on 24 March 2017 MinTIC published Resolution 585, inviting interested parties to express their interest in an auction of frequencies in the 700MHz and 1900MHz bands, but the process was later postponed.

The auction was earmarked to comprise spectrum in the 703MHz-748MHz and 758MHz-803MHz bands, alongside a supplementary 2×2.5MHz block of 1900MHz spectrum, made up of frequencies in the 1865MHz-1867.5MHz/1945MHz-1947.5MHz bands. The 2500MHz band is a new addition to the auction.

Interested parties are invited to contact the regulator between 2 May and 6 May 2019.

Colombia, Ministerio de Tecnologias (MinTIC)