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Chile to award 3.5 GHz spectrum for 5G next month

May 30, 2024

Chilean telecom regulator Subtel confirmed that the allocation of additional 5G spectrum will be carried out via an auction on June 17 after the announcement of a technical tie between the proposals submitted by local carriers Entel and Claro.

In a release, the watchdog said that five blocks of 10 megahertz in the 3.5 GHz band will be allocated through an auction process at the Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications.

The Minister of Transport and Telecommunications, Juan Carlos Muñoz, said: “Our country enjoys important leadership in telecommunications and as a Government we seek to consolidate this position. This competition makes it possible to increase 5G coverage in more than 120 new locations and connect 1,500 kilometers of highways with 5G.”

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