Chile Outlines 4G Spectrum and Wi-Fi Expansion Plans
Published on: 11th Feb 2013
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By: Ian Mansfield
Chile's telecoms regulator Subtel has published the details of its planned 4G spectrum tender which will be based on reusing the 700Mhz radio spectrum.
The proposal establishes frequencies from 703 to 748 MHz for the transmission stations and the user terminals 758 to 803 frequencies for transmission base stations. The frequency bands between 698 and 703 MHz and 803-806 MHz bands will be reserved.
The proposal is for the spectrum to be awarded by public tender, with licenses covering the entire country.
The regulator has also published details for its Wi-Fi network expansion plan to boost coverage in rural areas.
The first phase will cover 321 locations nationwide and two routes of the Antofagasta Region. The second phase to develop a network of 1,036 Wi-Fi hotspots for free public access in 259 villages over the next five years.
Funding will come from the telecoms development fund and the regulator.
On the web: TeleSemana