Colombia's communications ministry and its spectrum body have identified 1,440-MHz of frequencies that could be used for mobile broadband services.

The Ministry of IT and Communications (Mintic) and the National Spectrum Agency (ANE) this week published the results of a study looking at possible spectrum bands for mobile services. Of the 1,440-MHz of frequencies they identified, around 400-MHz are in bands that have already been designated for mobile by the ITU, while the remainder are still being evaluated, the spectrum agency said.

The study covered numerous spectrum bands between 450 MHz and 3.8 GHz.

"With this project, the ICT ministry and the ANE are taking a step forward in the planning of radio spectrum for the next decade, seeking to ensure that the country has spectrum available to support the expected growth of mobile communications services," said Luis Eduardo Peña, deputy director for management and planning at the ANE, in a statement.

The ANE has published a consultation document outlining the various spectrum bands. It will accept comments until 18 July.