on April 26, 2010  

The ICT ministry pushed back the deadline for operators planning to bid on the 2.5GHz spectrum auction in Colombia. Those operators planning on bidding for the spectrum space now have until May 7.

Several domestic and international companies are interested in the 60Mhz of space in the 2.5-2.69GHz frequency range. Previously, the ministry’s timeline awarded licenses on June 9. It’s unclear if this date will get pushed back. Operators will use the bandwidth for 4G technologies like WiMAX and LTE.

Operators are bidding on the precious spectrum space that provides them with the opportunity to deploy super fast wireless internet to remote parts of Colombia. It will be a great opportunity for schools, emergency services and other municipalities to develop through internet access.

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