Uruguayan operators splash out on spectrum auction

Uruguayan operators splash out on spectrum auction

Three of Uruguay’s leading operators have all procured spectrum in the country’s recent auction.

Movistar was the biggest spender, shelling out US$28.015 million, while state-backed Antel (Administracion Nacional de Telecomunicaciones) lodged a bid of US$22.412 million and Claro spent US$15 million. In total, the auction generated US$65.427 million.

Spectrum was available in the 1700MHz/2100MHz, 1800MHz and 2600MHz bands. These frequencies will allow the operators to boost their 4G offerings and eventually launch 5G services.

Five lots went unsold in the bidding.

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