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Mexico to reclaim 2.5GHz licences
13 August 2012
Mexican telecoms minister says he will reclaim expiring licences in 2.5GHz band and resell spectrum
The Mexican government has announced that it will not renew expiring licenses in 2.5 gigahertz frequency band, reported the Wall Street Journal, citing Mexico’s communications and transport minister Dionisio Perez-Jacome.
The government is also planning to recover existing concessions to use the bandwidth to expand 4G services. Perez-Jacome said that the government will auction the recovered spectrum under new conditions and current players can participate. The minister added that the recovery process is expected to take time as present concession holders will have the right to hearings and to compensation if their concessions are ended.
The minister said that 11 operators have spectrum in the band. MVS Comunicaciones, which formerly used the band for TV services, has most. GTB
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