Cape Verde Plans 3G License Tender
Published on: 22nd Sep 2010
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The telecoms regulator for the Atlantic island nation of Cape Verde recently announced a tender for 3G licenses. The National Agency of the Communications (ANAC) said that it plans to offer a total of three 3G licenses and one GSM license in the tender.
The licenses inlcude 2x15MHz of paired spectrum in the bands 1920-1980MHz / 2110-2170 MHz and 5 MHz of unpaired spectrum in the 1900-1920 MHz band, for each one of the rights of frequency, and the allocation of one nationwide right of frequency use in the range reserved for GSM services.
The deadline for submission of proposals is 7th December 2010.
The country currently has two mobile networks, T+ and Cabo Verde Telecom. Estimates from the Mobile World analysts is that the country has around 496,000 subscribers, representing a population penetration level of 97%.