ANE sanctions Avantel for using WOM spectrum
On the afternoon of this Thursday, the National Spectrum Agency (ANE) made a decision on the complaints they had filed Sure Y You last year where they denounced that Avantel he was using the 700 Mhz spectrum he acquired Wom in the 2019 spectrum auction.
The ANE agreed with the other operators and determined that Avantel committed an “infraction contained in numeral 3 of article 64 of Law 1341 of 2009”, for which it orders the “definitive cessation of operations” of the operator on the frequencies “723 – 733 MHz and 778 – 788 MHz, however it holds a legitimate authorization for its use from the State, as stated in the reasoning part of this decision. “
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The agency also decided to impose a fine of 11,732 times the minimum wage monthly legal fees, which correspond to about 10,600 million pesos.
In mid-May, Wom, who is part of Novator Partners, fund to which it also belongs Avantelannounced the merger between the two companies.
At that time, the operator that reached the Colombian market last November announced that the company will assume all the debts that the company has and that they will continue to operate independently until the Superintendency of Companies finalizes the decision.
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Likewise, the clients of Avantel once this process is completed, they will become users of Wom.
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