ProInversion announces auction for 1700MHz, 2300MHz spectrum

18 May 2021

Peru’s Agency for the Promotion of Private Investment (Agencia de Promocion de la Inversion Privada, ProInversion) has announced a special public tender for two lots of 4G spectrum, with the winning bidders required to deploy mobile coverage to a combined total of 1,561 rural and remote towns, comprising more than 300,000 inhabitants. The two lots of spectrum comprise 2×30MHz in the 1700MHz band (AWS-3) at 1750MHz-1780MHz/2150MHz-2180MHz and 1×30MHz in the 2300MHz range, at 2300MHz-2330MHz. The winner of AWS frequencies will be required to provide network coverage of 1,171 rural towns, including at least 118 in the Valley of the Apurimac, Ene and Mantaro Rivers (Valle de los rios Apurimac, Ene y Mantaro, VRAEM) region and in the jungle areas of the country. The successful 2300MHz bidder, meanwhile, will be required to roll out mobile networks to 390 rural towns across the country.