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Columbia awards, the three operators in range of $1.5 billion in auction

FILE PHOTO: The logo of America’s Movill, it is to be seen on a wall at the company’s offices in Mexico City, Mexico-March 14, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

BOGOTA, colombia (Ap) Colombia has the bandwidth is allocated to the three bidders in the auction, which raised 5 billion pesos ($1.5 billion), as part of an effort to improve the mobile phones and the expansion of the internet.

Claro, owned by America Movil, Tigo, the Millicom and Novator ners from the united Kingdom were recognised by the bandwidth available in the auction, while Movistar, owned by Telefónica of Spain, was not.

“This is the largest mobile and social connectivity project in the history of the country, which will allow, for the first time, to have access to the internet for millions of Colombians in the rural areas,” the President’s well-Duque said in a Tweet.

Today it dominates Colombia’s mobile phone market, followed by Movistar, Tigo, Avantel, and ETB.

The Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications said on Friday that the Series has ended with a 20-megahertz (MHz) in the 700 MHz band and 30 Mhz in the 2500 MHz band.

Now won 40 MHz of the 700 Mhz band, and Novator ners to secure 20 MHz of the 700 Mhz band and 30 MHz in the 2500 Mhz band, it added in a statement.

No bids were submitted for the 1,900-MHz band and the 700 MHz band and 10 MHz, were to remain. All of the 2500 MHz band was taken up.

In the 700 mhz band and has the respect of Colombia’s least developed and most rural regions, while in the upper-megahertz bands are to be useful for service providers looking for market share in rural areas, where the range causes the service to a higher density.

Reporting by Nelson Bocanegra; Writing by Oliver Griffin; edited by James Drummond and Alexander Smith

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