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Uruguay begins designing a 5G auction

Mercedes Aramendía, URSEC (Communications Services Regulatory Unit) head, spoke with Convergencialatina about the regulator's plans for this year. The idea is to advance over 3.5 Ghz, with 100 Mhz blocks. Meanwhile, connectivity mapping is underway and a kind of sandbox of 26 Ghz tests with Claro, Movistar and Antel are advancing, albeit at a slow pace.

The year 2020 in Uruguay was a year of changes and adaptations. The Covid-19 pandemic coincided with a government that had barely been in business for days, and in the telecommunications sector, the shaking in Antel and Ursec due to irregularities and complaints against authorities was added to an already complex scenario.

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