Lima, May 14, 2021.- The Peruvian Private Investment Promotion Agency (PROINVERSIÓN) announces a Special Public Bidding for two (2) projects of Radioelectric Spectrum Bands, AWS-3 and 2.3 GHz, which will expand and improve access to 4G mobile services (telephony and Internet) in urban and rural areas of Peru.
Each band has the following blocks and frequency ranges:
- AWS-3 band: One 30 MHz + 30 MHz block, in the frequency range 1,750 - 1,780 MHz and 2,150 - 2,180 MHz.
- 2.3 GHz Band: One 30 MHz block, in the frequency range 2,300 - 2,330 MHz.
The bidding process, carried out by PROINVERSIÓN, on behalf of the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC), aims to attract global investors to provide telecommunications services, which will improve connectivity among Peruvians and enhance our competitiveness.
The modality of participation of private investment, under which both bands are promoted, is Projects in Assets (PA) as a single concession contract, which will be awarded, in each case, to the bidder that obtains the highest score, based on the offer -as mandatory investment commitments- of a greater number of additional locations to be implemented in the shortest period of time.
Thus, the successful bidder of the AWS-3 Band will have to deploy a mobile telecommunications network to cover a minimum of 1,171 rural localities distributed throughout the Peruvian territory. At least 118 of them will be located in the Apurimac, Ene and Mantaro Rivers Valley (VRAEM) and in the jungle area of the country.
The successful bidder of the 2.3 GHz band must deploy a mobile telecommunications network to cover a minimum of 390 rural localities distributed throughout the Peruvian territory.
The execution of the investment commitments associated with the award of the AWS-3 and 2.3 GHz Bands will guarantee that 1,561 localities, with more than 300,000 inhabitants in total, which currently do not have any type of mobile coverage, will benefit from 4G mobile services.
Through the availability of 4G mobile services, the beneficiary localities will be able to expand their access to information, improve the quality of their communications and develop distance education and telehealth services that are of vital importance to citizens.
The Special Public Bidding Terms are available to interested parties on the Web Portal https://www.investinperu.pe/espectro, which contain the bidding procedure, the qualification requirements, the guarantees to be presented, the applicable selection criteria, the initial versions of the Contracts applicable to each project, among other documents.