IFT commences multi-band spectrum auction consultation

2 Sep 2020

Mexico’s Federal Telecommunications Institute (Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones, IFT) has initiated a public consultation regarding its planned auction of spectrum in the 800MHz, AWS (1700MHz/2100MHz), PCS (1900MHz) and 2.5GHz bands. In total, the watchdog intends to auction 41 spectrum blocks, although 37 of these are regional 800MHz concessions. During the consultation process, the IFT is keen to gauge responses regarding coverage obligations and participation incentives, as it seeks to ‘promote greater competition and encourage the existence of a greater number of service providers.’ The consultation will run until 23 September.