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 Friday, 12 March 2010
Peru's Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MTC) plans to relaunch the project to attract a fourth mobile operator on the local market, reports El Comercio, citing vice-minister of communications Jorge Cuba. According to the government representative, the Agency for Promotion of Private Investment (ProInversion) and MTC have prepared a redefinition of a mobile licence in the 1900 MHz frequency band, also known as the C-band. The new licence will enable the entry of a fourth mobile operator on the local market, currently served by Claro, Movistar and Nextel. ProInversion plans to appoint an investment bank to find leading operators in Europe and Asia, so as to attract around six bidders for the process. The second option is to launch an open tender, which would allow the participation of any operator, including existing operators Movistar, Claro and Nextel. The government plans to launch the tender in March.
Source: TelecomPaper