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Wednesday, May 06, 2020

WiMax licenses to the rescue of 5G plans

The coronavirus also quarantined spectrum tenders. Without the possibility of competing for 600 MHz, AWS and 2.5 GHz, 3.5 GHz concessions that AT&T and Telmex extended in 2019 increased their price.

The COVID-19 crisis also rethought the plans of Mexican operators. In March, the IFT (Federal Telecommunications Institute) suspended the auction of 600 MHz and 2.3 GHz frequencies scheduled for the second half. Arturo Robles, IFT commissioner, justified the decision to revise auction dates because "they cannot take place in the contingency." The measure postpones bidding for frequencies in the AWS and 2.5 GHz bands in different regions of the country.

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