ANATEL announced that between the months of October and November the government should hold the auction of the leftovers of mobile and fixed service frequencies that were not off in previous bids.
According to the president of ANATEL, João Rezende, there is also the possibility of bidding the non-ourjobs range in the auction of the frequency of 700 MHz mobile service 4g, held in 2014.
For now, nothing is decided. This should happen if there are clear manifestations of interest from prospective buyers. "I, at least, have not seen anyone interested in discussing this track. It is not discarded, if by the end of the year we have some perspective of some interest in this lot, as long as the investor has the clarity that only will be able to use the track in 2019, we can rethink, "commented Rezende.
The offer of leftovers on the frequencies of 1.8 GHz, 2.5 GHz and 3.5 GHz are already guaranteed and the auction should also include leftovers from the 1.8 GHz range for mobile service in the region of Grande São Paulo, which formerly belonged to Unicel.
Following the current rules of spectrum division, according to José Alexandre Bamford, Superintendent of Planning and regulation of ANATEL, major operators such as Oi, of course, Vivo and TIM will not be able to participate in the auction.
In relation to the frequency of 2.5 GHz, mobile or fixed broadband licenses will be offered and the bids must be made by fragmenting the licenses by county. This division should also prevail in the auction of 3.5 Ghz leftovers for the broadband network, since ANATEL is interested in stimulating the participation of small companies in this next issue.