Colombia's ICT Ministry and the National Spectrum Agency (Agencia Nacional del Espectro – ANE) have announced they will soon launch a spectrum tender for provision of 4G services.

According to the tender schedule, published on the ANE website, interested parties will be invited to submit their bids starting 4 July.

The spectrum is expected to be awarded in September. The tender will include 225 MHz of spectrum in the 1850-1990 MHz, 1710-1755 MHz, 2110-2155 MHz and 2500-2690 MHz frequency bands.

Additionally, Oscar Leon, head of ANE, announced that Colombia will increase the spectrum caps. Thus the amount of frequencies to be assigned to one operator will now be limited to 85 MHz for high frequency bands and 30 MHz for low frequency bands.

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