Thailand pushes to expand auctions with 2.3GHz band

The Thai government has asked the Information and Communication Technology Ministry to reclaim 100MHz of unused 2.3GHz spectrum from state-owned operator TOT for the upcoming 4G auctions. At a meeting of the digital economy committee last week, deputy prime minister …

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Vendors prepare for 4G in India with release of low-cost smartphones

In preparation for the launch of 4G services in India early next year, a number of local and foreign handset vendors are introducing low-cost TD-LTE smartphones. Xiaomi, Lenovo, Microsoft Devices, Xolo and Gionee have released 4G handsets priced at INR8,000-15,000 …

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Ofcom announces plans for next UK spectrum auction

The UK telecoms regulator has announced initial plans for the UK’s next spectrum auction for the 2.3GHz and 3.4GHz bands. Ofcom is asking bidders to provide input for proposals for the auction, expected to take place in late 2015 or early 2016. Ofcom said although the spectrum would be up for grabs to anyone interested, […]