Claro Peru, Nextel del Peru win mobile concessions in Peru

Claro Peru and digital trunking operator Nextel del Peru have been awarded mobile concession licences from ProInversion, Peru's state agency for promoting private investment. Claro Peru is a unit of America Movil. Nextel del Peru is owned by US mobile holding firm NII Holdings. Claro was awarded the Band B licence, equating to the 835-845MHz, 880-890MHz, 846.5-849MHz and 891.5-894MHz spectrum blocks, for USD 22.22 million, which was USD 20,000 above the base price. Nextel del Peru won the Bands D and E, for USD 27 million, or USD 1.5 million above the base price. Band D covers the 1,865-1,870MHz and 1,945-1,950MHz blocks, and Band E band covers 1,882.5-1,895MHz and 1,962.5-1,975Mhz. Nextel was pre-qualified for Band B, but made no offer. With Band B, the winning bidder will need to have 500,000 lines in service outside Lima and Callao, and must cover 200 districts which have no service by the operator. The operator of Bands D and E must have 500,000 lines in service in total.

Publication: Telecom.paper News
Provider: Telecom.paper
Date: July 30, 2007

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