After several months of work, the results of the 5G auction were announced on Wednesday, December 20. The Ministry of ICT, headed by Mauricio Lizcano, reported: Who’s left in the spectrum auction?

Of the bands up for auction, four 3,500 MHz bands enabling 5G were auctioned, one for each bidder, and an additional 2,500 MHz band won by Claro.. The remaining groups were not given any awards because they did not receive any offers.

Networks appointed after nine rounds of bidding, Lizcano announced at a press conference in Maloka, Bogota To Claro, Movistar-Tigo, Wom and Telecall.

(Our advice: New mobile operator lands in Colombia after 5G auction: how the cake came out).

“This is perhaps the fastest auction in Latin America and in the world: it was done in just eight months,” Minister Lizcano said in an interview with EL TIEMPO.

1.3 billion pesos collected An investment of 2 billion pesos is expected every year.

The arrival of 5G will also positively impact other technologies such as 4G. The Minister explained that this will help replace old technologies such as 2G and 3G and move users to 4G and 5G. “There are still a lot of old antennas in Colombia. Antenna construction across the country will be huge next year, as the connectivity project not only involves 5G, but the renewal of the spectrum is also approaching,” he said.

The auction in Maloka was held under tight security measures. It was not allowed to enter with a mobile phone, smart watch, computer, USB memory stick or any other technological element that allowed contact with the outside.

With this decision; Phone call from Brazil, The new one will be the telecommunications operator. This company, with more than 20 years of experience, offers various communication solutions such as internet, landline and mobile telephony. It is regulated by ANATEL and has offices in Miami, Portugal and the UK.

“The participating companies all had the opportunity and for now this is great news because there is more competition and the possibility of doing more business. “The country, the businessman and the user win here,” he said. Lizcano said at the press conference.

All had 80mhz, first block It was purchased by Movistar and Tigo Provisional Union for $318.306 million.

second block Wom bought it for $318.34 billion.

The third block was purchased by the new operator of Brazilian Telecall, which officially entered the Colombian market. $318.333 million.

And the fourth block Claro insured it for $411.384 million.

Operators through To Do Obligations created in the auction
They should encourage the development of connectivity projects in rural areas,
Remote and sensitive areas of the country through deployment of infrastructure
telecommunication, A total of 1,191 educational institutions will provide service
For 20 years, internet through fiber optics has been benefiting 73,093 boys and girls.

In addition, 4G coverage will be increased on 34 main and secondary roads in the country, providing a total of 700 km of better connectivity.

Their obligation to make the product of this auction is equivalent to an investment.
$389,711 million, as follows:

Claro should connect 313 educational institutions, Tigo-Movistar Provisional Union
Installation of at least 32 base stations with 4G technology in 217 institutions
primary and secondary pathways. Wom will need to provide connectivity to 318 schools
24 base stations with 4G technology on main and secondary roads,
Telecall will need to connect 343 schools and 11 base stations.
4G technology on secondary routes.

The extended AWS so-called lower bands of 700 MHz and 1,900 MHz have been declared abandoned.

According to the MinTIC plan, a deployment will take place in 2024 to improve coverage. So things are like this: The first cities to have them will be those where 54 percent of the national population is concentrated.
The ICT Ministry estimates that the networks will be activated from February 2024.

Lizcano explained: “5G is a win-win situation for Colombians. It is expected to stimulate the economy by approximately four trillion pesos. Moreover, no user in Colombia will pay more for this technology that increases the country’s digital competitiveness. “With this, we will connect approximately 28 million Colombians, representing slightly less than 54 percent of the population.”

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Claro, the market leader in Colombia, has secured 80 MHz in the 3.5 GHz band to begin the deployment of this technology.

“5G is already a reality in the country. Our commitment is clear: to lead the national technological vanguard with unparalleled investment. Today we begin this path to provide Colombians with the most advanced and quality mobile Internet services,” said Carlos Zenteno, president of Claro Colombia.

In response, the Movistar-Tigo Provisional Union stated: “This was a very organized effort by the Ministry, and they accepted all the recommendations that were worked on jointly. For us, this is a very important step in committing to the connectivity of the country, continuing to connect Colombians with different technologies, not only with the mobile part but also with the fixed part. I believe that the country will take a very important step in connectivity for development, especially for companies,” explained Fabián Hernández, CEO of Telefónica Movistar.

The coach was accompanied by Tigo president Marcelo Cataldo, who stated that the companies were ready to compete and the new players coming to the country.

“We are very excited to take this step. There is 5G deployment in Chile, and the idea is to do the same work done there in Colombia. We will connect 77 new locations, representing more than 300,” said WOM CEO Ramiro Lafarga. and there are schools with 4G technology and 24 station bases on secondary roads. “We have a very strong commitment to distributing and providing the latest technology,” he said.

Finally, Telecall CEO Allan Kelman Ajuz announced that the new company will “target the consumer and business market with different technologies through digital and innovative solutions.” We gotta hire people, train a team, no
“We will work alone”

Source: Exame

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