Conatel renews Tigo, Claro 4G licences

2 Sep 2021

Paraguay’s National Telecommunications Council (Consejo Nacional de Telecomunicaciones, Conatel) has renewed the 4G AWS licences held by Tigo and Claro. According to La Nacion, both operators have committed to fulfilling increased ‘social commitments’ as part of their renewal terms. These conditions relate to equipping rural telecentres with internet connectivity, equipment and furniture.

According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, in December 2015 Tigo and Claro were formally awarded 1700MHz/2100MHz 4G licences, each paying USD45 million for the frequencies. It was confirmed that the two winning bidders had paid their licence fees in full by February 2016, paving the way for them to stage commercial launches in April that year.

All licences issued by Conatel are valid for five years, but available for renewal upon request.