Tigo and Claro acquire permits in Guatemala’s 2.5GHz auction

Tigo and Claro acquire permits in Guatemala’s 2.5GHz auction

Tigo Guatemala emerged as the biggest spender in the sale of 2.5GHz-2.6GHz spectrum held by the country’s regulator SIT (Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones).

The auction took place on 2nd June, with 126MHz of spectrum available across the 2500MHz-2550MHz and 2604MHz-2680MHz bands. Following the bidding, the sale raised a total of US$48.947 million. TeleSemana reports that of this total, the government plans to spend 75% on initiatives for improving connectivity.

TeleGeography reports that Tigo spent a total of US$32.236 million to obtain spectrum licences for Blocks B to H. The operator’s only competition came from mobile rival Claro Guatemala, which spend US$16.711 million to acquire permits for Blocks A and A´.

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