Subtel sets out timeline for 5G spectrum auctions

3 Aug 2020

Chile’s telecom sector watchdog the Department of Telecommunications (Subsecretaria de Telecomunicaciones, Subtel) has set out the timeline for four separate, parallel 5G spectrum auctions, to take place in Q4 2020, Diario Financiero writes. The tenders are for spectrum to be used for LTE-A Pro, 5G (or better) technologies and comprise airwaves in the following bands: 703MHz-713MHz/758MHz-768MHz; 1755MHz-1770MHz/2155MHz-2170MHz; 3300MHz-3400MHz and 3600MHz-3650MHz; and 25.9GHz-27.5GHz. Documents related to the tenders will be published by Subtel on 17 August, followed by a public consultation process between 7 September and 28 September. Interested parties will then have until 19 October to submit applications.