Guatemala’s Superintendence of Telecommunications (Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones, SIT) will stage an auction of unused frequencies in the 2.5GHz-2.6GHz range on 2 June. Interested parties have until 19 May to register their interest in joining the bidding process. The process is expected to generate between USD30 million and USD50 million, and 75% of the proceeds will be allocated towards connectivity projects.

TeleGeography notes that the SIT first disclosed plans to auction the spectrum in September 2022, after receiving a number of requests from local mobile operators Claro and Tigo. At that time Comunicaciones Celulares (as Claro is legally known) applied for 34 of the 48 available regional spectrum blocks, while Telecomunicaciones de Guatemala (Tigo) applied for just five blocks, with a focus on larger spectrum allocations.

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