5 Chilean operators have submitted bids to safe further spectrum, together with 5G frequencies, Chile’s telecommunications regulator Subtel mentioned in a launch.

Entel, Claro, Movistar, WOM and Borealnet made provides, in keeping with the regulator. In whole, the Chilean authorities is awarding 1.8 gigahertz of spectrum within the 700 MHz, AWS (1.755-1.770 GHz and a couple of.155-2.170 GHz), 3.5 GHz and 26 GHz bands, the latter two for 5G providers.

Based on Subtel, the method noticed the very best variety of bidders in a public spectrum tender within the nation.

WOM bid for all 4 bands, adopted by Finnish newcomer Borealnet, which submitted bids for 3 bands, in keeping with Subtel.

For the 700 MHz band, WOM, Borealnet, Claro and Movistar submitted provides, however solely the primary two telcos offered all of the documentation required within the course of.

WOM, Borealnet, Claro, Horizonte Telecom and Movistar had expressed curiosity within the AWS band, however solely the primary three offered the documentation required and have been lastly chosen because the bidders by Subtel.

Entel, Claro, Movistar, WOM and Borealnet submitted bids for spectrum within the 3.5 GHz band. Horizonte Telecom and a subsidiary of Entel, Will SA, did not adjust to the documentation necessities, the regulator mentioned.

Lastly, within the 26 GHz band, Claro, Entel and WOM submitted eligible bids, whereas Horizonte Telecom and Movistar did not submit all of the required paperwork.

Subtel didn’t present particulars of the bids.

Liberty Latin America, which operates in Chile by means of its unit VTR, as effectively GDT didn’t submit bids for the upcoming spectrum tender. The 2 operators had submitted feedback and questions within the course of.

The provides will now be reviewed by a fee, which can analyze technical and financial features of the bids. Subtel mentioned that the winners of the spectrum public sale might be introduced in February 2021.

Transport and telecommunications minister Gloria Hutt mentioned the extent of curiosity confirms that “Chile is a sexy place to speculate on this sector.”

“With the opening of the provides from the operators, we’re getting nearer to having 5G within the nation. This know-how can have a far-reaching impression on individuals’s high quality of life and on Chile’s productiveness,” Hutt mentioned in a press release.

The spectrum tender obliges the winners to attach 366 districts with 4G know-how utilizing spectrum within the 700 MHz band.