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What rules and procedures govern spectrum allocation?

Spectrum allocation is subject to a specific authorisation from the National Communications Agency, which may replace, modify or cancel authorisation, in whole or in part, for public interest reasons. This power is used to incorporate new technologies which require migration from previous operators.

The spectrum for mobile and broadband services is usually granted through a public tender process, for which specific conditions and expiration terms are established on a case-by-case basis.


What fees apply to spectrum allocation/authorisation?

Public tenders for spectrum allocation are usually subject to auctions or economic bids. Spectrum use is charged by recurrent administrative fees according to the specific service or system used.


Can spectrum licences be transferred, traded or sub-licensed?

Spectrum licences can be transferred with prior approval from the National Communications Agency.

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