Mozambique receives US$83.4 million in auction for mobile telecommunications frequencies

4 December 2018

The Mozambican government expects to collect US$83.4 million from the auction of frequencies for mobile telecommunications operators held in November, according to a recent official statement.

The Mozambican National Communications Institute said that Vodacom Moçambique, Movitel and Mcel (Moçambique Celular) were the mobile operators that took part in the auction for the allocation of rights to use frequencies in the bands of 800MHz, 1800MHz and 2.6GHz, held on 8 November in Maputo.

The statement said that the auctions for the five lots in the 1800 MHz band and the nine lots in the 2.6 GHz band were not attended, with bids being presented only for the nine lots in the 800 MHz band.

The payment of the lots will be made in phases, with the first installment, corresponding to 34% of the total amount calculated, to be paid when the frequencies are allocated, with the remaining two of 33% each in 2019 and 2020. (macauhub)