New Guatemalan govt pledges to auction 600MHz, 700MHz bands this year

10 Mar 2020

Long delayed plans to stage a 4G-suitable spectrum auction in Guatemala have been reintroduced by the country’s new government, which assumed power in January, led by Alejandro Giammattei of the Vamos party. Prensa Libre quotes Jose Edmundo Lemus, the official in charge of the Ministry of Communications, Infrastructure and Housing (Ministerio de Comunicaciones, Infraestructura y Vivienda, CIV) as saying that the sale process will include spectrum in the 600MHz and 700MHz bands; no mention has been made of the 1700MHz band, which was earmarked for auction by the previous administration.