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Cancellation of the rearrangement at 3.5 Ghz puts on hold Peru's path to 5G

In March, the MTC concluded the process to evaluate other forms of frequency allocation, in response to a suggestion from Osiptel, which recommended to tender the band. The MTC now "recalculates" and evaluates options: among them, it could move forward with a "relaxation" of the reservation of the band, so that operators with frequencies there (Telefónica, Claro and Entel) can use them for mobile data.

The resignification in the regulatory and public policy spheres in the post-pandemic should pay attention to an initiative that was praised internationally, but which was canceled even before the Covid-19 outbreak: in early March, the MTC concluded the 3.4-3.6 GHz spectrum rearrangement process, to evaluate other forms of frequency allocation, in response to a suggestion from Osiptel, which recommended to tender the band.

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