LatAm: Argentina auctions spectrum; mobile broadband grows in Mexico
November 07 2014
Argentina auctioned 10 bands of spectrum and raised about $2.23 billion. The bands auctioned were 850 MHz, 1900 MHz, 1.7/2.1 GHz and 700 MHz. The auction focused on increasing the country’s mobile Internet access, including LTE. Four pre-qualified companies bid in the auction: three market incumbents —Telefónica, Telecom Argentina and América Móvil, each of which holds about a third of the nation’s mobile market — and one new entrant, Arlink-owned MSO Supercanal. The government will announce the winners later in November.