Brazilian Auction Success

On June 12, the Brazilian regulator, Anatel, conducted its first 4G spectrum auction, selling spectrum in the 2500MHz band. By far the most valuable spectrum licenses sold in this auction were the paired bands optimized for use with LTE-FDD. These bands, however, were packaged with obligations to supply service to rural populations, using the 450MHz bands and an older technology known as CDMA.

Paul’s client in the auction - Telefonica-Vivo - acquired the most valuable band in the auction, paying R$1.05 billion. This band included 40MHz of paired spectrum.

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