MTC modifies Peruvian frequency plan to boost rural broadband, 5G

5 May 2021

Peru’s Ministry of Transport and Communications (Ministerio de Transportes y Comunicaciones, MTC) has modified its National Frequency Attribution Plan with the signing of Ministerial Resolution 373-2021-MTC/01 and Vice Ministerial Resolution No. 162-2021-MTC/03.

The new legislation has earmarked 470MHz-698MHz spectrum in the so-called TV White Space (TVWS) band to boost rural broadband coverage. In addition, 1200MHz of spectrum in the 26GHz millimetre wave (mmWave) band has been allocated for future 5G use. Finally, 1200MHz of spectrum in the 5925MHz-7125MHz (6GHz) band has been identified for unlicensed Wi-Fi 6E access.

Discussing the new resolutions, Diego Carrillo, Vice Minister of Communications, commented: ‘For TVWS, we have also been working on the operational guidelines that we will approve in May, which will make us the second country in Latin America to enable spectrum for the use of such a disruptive technology.’

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