Yota wins Peru WiMAX bandwidth bid

The Russian WiMAX operator Yota has been granted bandwidth spectrum use in Peru by the Latin American country’s Ministry of Transport and Communications, following the operator’s winning bid for the $3.9 million contract.

Yota will deploy WiMAX services across the provinces of Lima, Callao and Trujillo using the 2668MHz-2692MHz band, while the rest of the country will use the 2668MHz-2690MHz bandwidth. The Russian operator was the only pre-qualified company to bid on spectrum.

As stipulated by the contract, Yota will deploy 9000 internet connections within the first year of operations, with a goal of 60,000 deployments by the fifth year of the contract. According to Yota, the total investment attracted in the initial five years of the contract will be $US 100 million.

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