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Mexican Government moves to reclaim 2.5GHz band for 4G

The Mexican Government has refused to renew existing 2.5GHz licenses, as it intends to re-auction the spectrum for 4G broadband services. However, it may face legal action from current licence holders.

Communications and Transport Minister Dionisio Perez-Jacome has assured operators that the Mexican Government will respect their rights as licence holders, insisting that the reclamation will be made through legal means.

According to the Communications and Transport Minister, 11 operators have current concessions in the 2.5GHz band. The largest concession is held by MVS Comunicaciones, which has 42 licences across the country. Some licences run until 2018.

MVS has been trying to keep its 190MHz of 2.5GHz bandwidth for years. The operator's licences have not been renewed.

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