Press Release

MTC begins reorganizing 800 MHz band that will allow deployment of 4G services

Bnamericas Published: Monday, November 21, 2022

This is an automated translation of the original MTC release published in Spanish.

November 21, 2022 - 1:06 p.m.

With the aim of benefiting more Peruvians with the deployment of modern services, based on new mobile technologies such as 4G and the development of smart cities, the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC) ordered the reorganization of the 800 MHz band (806 – 824MHz 851- 869MHz).

The reorganization process will allow these frequency bands to be better used and optimize their use in the deployment of more networks and better telecommunications services, in an environment of fair and free competition, considering international recommendations.

“Let's imagine that each band is a highway, if they are organized the transfer of vehicles will be more efficient and faster. The same is sought with the reorganization of the bands, which will allow the distribution of the existing assignments to be organized and improved,” explained the general director of Policies and Regulation in Communications, Rolando Capucho.

The band in question has been used for the deployment of trunked networks, technology inherited from the operator Entel and which is currently obsolete, so it is necessary to adapt new channels, which would allow its use for 4G services.

“We are committed to closing the digital divide, the reorganization of the 800 MHz band will allow the deployment of 4G services. It is expected that this process will allow users to have higher connectivity and navigation speeds, as a result of a better use of the spectrum,” said Capucho Cárdenas.

Likewise, the investment commitments obtained from said process may be allocated to the implementation of telecommunications infrastructure in rural and remote areas of the country for the benefit of those who have less and can contribute to closing the connectivity gap.

The frequency band reorganization regulation establishes the terms considered during this process. This schedule was published with Directorial Resolution No. 0424-2022-MTC/27 of the MTC.

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