The National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) promotes, on next Friday, 9 / 6, in Brasilia, the first public hearing on the proposed new bid for the auction of radio frequencies in the sub-band of 3,400 MHz to 3,600 MHz, for the provision of services through WiMax networks.
May participate in the auction companies of Multimedia Communication Service (MCS) concession Telephone Service (STFC) and mobile operators individually or through consortia.
The proposal is available for contributions to society through the Public Consultation No. 23. The text remains in the Iterative Monitoring of Public Consultation (SACP) until day 24 / 6.
The hearing will be held at the Cultural Anatel (SAUS, Block 6, Block C, Brasilia, Federal District), from 10am to 13.30. The second is scheduled for 16 / 6 in the auditorium of the Federal Public Ministry in São Paulo (Avenida Brigadeiro Luis Antonio, 2020, Bela Vista), also from 10am to 13.30.
Anatel expects arouse interest of small and medium businesses for the auction of new frequencies. The auction will include 70 service areas, three corresponding to Regions I, II and III of the General Authorization for Personal Mobile Services. The others are the cities of each of the 67 registration areas.
According to the agency, the notice also encourages the development of national industry with the requirement of commitment to acquire domestic product technology, as Ordinance No. 950 of Ministry of Science and Technology, 2006.
Coverage area of service
The winners will meet in cities from 100 000 inhabitants and between 30 and 100 000 residents. The auction will be conducted in three phases with the expansion of the limit of radio frequency which can be purchased by group at each stage, allowing for greater effectiveness in the outcome of the bidding.
The first auction of licenses for sale of 3.5 GHz for WiMax was conducted by Anatel in 2006, but was challenged in court by local dealers fixed and suspended by the Court of Audit (TCU). Since then, ANATEL has been studying changes in the announcement.