Russian Technologies (read Rosoboronexport) will build a WiMax network in Peru
Scartel’s WiMax operator (which provides services under the Yota brand, 25.1% is owned by Russian Technologies) won a tender to build a mobile WiMax network in Peru, the Peruvian state investment agency ProInversion said on Friday. Applications were also filed by the Venezuelan operator Omnivision and Peruvian Perusat, but they were not allowed to bid due to non-compliance with the requirements of the tender documentation. As a result, Scartel was the only participant in the competition and, having paid $ 1 more for the license than the minimum price - $ 3.9 million, became its winner.
The project will be undertaken by the BWDC-Metsanco consortium, which includes two subsidiaries of WiMax Holding Ltd: Broadband Wireless Development Corporation (British Virgin Islands) and Metsando Ltd (Cyprus). The authorities of Peru allocated frequency ranges to the consortium in the range of 2.6-2.7 GHz, concluding a concession agreement with it for 20 years with the possibility of extension. The concession fee of BWDC-Metsanco to the state will be $ 1 million annually.
PS I thought about the title picture for a long time, and suddenly I came across drawings of the Nazca desert (Peru), one of them Yota logo reminded me very much. I wonder if the similarities are coincidental?