Chile authorises commercial use of 700MHz LTE band

Wednesday 18 May 2016 | 11:58 CET | News
The Chilean government has finally approved the commercial use of the 700Mhz band for 4G-LTE deployment over two years after the corresponding spectrum auction. The operators Entel, Claro and Movistar were respectively awarded 30MHz, 20MHz and 20MHz of spectrum in the March 2014 auction, but the handover of licences was blocked until August 2015 by a string of legal challenges from Chilean consumer group Conadecus, which accused the operators of spectrum hoarding. Announcing the government's approval during a Telecommunications Day event, communications minister Andres Gomez-Lobo confirmed

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Companies: Claro / Entel / Movistar
Countries: Chile
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