Indonesia’s top operators launch 4G on 1.8GHz band

Indonesia’s top five mobile operators have launched 4G service on 1.8GHz networks in selected cities and regions over the last week. The operators – Telkomsel, Indosat, XL Axiata, 3 Hutchison and Smartfren – together have a 99 per cent share …

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True CEO pushes for three 10MHz 4G blocks

Following the approval by Thailand’s telecoms regulator for the return of 5MHz of unused 4G airwaves, Suphachai Chearavanont, CEO of operator True, has suggested that the 30MHz of available 1.8GHz spectrum be divided into three blocks of 10MHz for the auction in November. …

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Thai regulator extends deadline on 1.8GHz cut-off

Thailand’s telecoms regulator has given True and AIS an additional six months to move all customers on their 1.8GHz networks, which are concessions from state-owned CAT Telecom, to other spectrum bands. The 2G concessions with True Mobile and AIS’ subsidiary …

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Thai regulator reconsiders dtac’s offer to return 4G spectrum

Thailand’s telecoms regulator said it will now reconsider dtac’s offer to return 5MHz of unused 1.8GHz spectrum for the 4G auctions at the end of the year, following an earlier rejection. But the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) said …

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4G hopefuls already look ahead to Thailand’s next auction

NEW BLOG: Thailand’s long-delayed 4G spectrum auctions finally look like they are set to move ahead at the end of the year despite calls from various agencies to push the sale back to give the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission …

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VHA, Optus call for limits on 1.8GHz allocation

Australia’s Optus and Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) have both submitted proposals to the telecoms regulator recommending that it set limits on the amount of spectrum an operator can hold. The number 2 and 3 players are keen to prevent market …

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Thai ICT minister calls for refarming to expand 4G airwaves

Thailand’s ICT minister has recommended that the country’s state-owned operators and broadcasters return their used spectrum so it can be refarmed and auctioned as 4G spectrum. ICT Minister Pornchai Rujiprpa said he plans to submit a proposal to the government’s …

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Thai committee wants auctions delayed to free up 4G spectrum

A special committee has called for Thailand’s telecoms regulator to push back the long-delayed 4G auctions by a few months to give it more time to free up additional spectrum bands. Currently just two 12.5MHz slots of 1.8GHz spectrum are …

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Thai 4G auctions to go ahead in August

Thailand’s military government stated that the country’s long-delayed 4G spectrum auctions will go ahead as scheduled and that the telecoms regulator is prepared to hold the sale within five months. In late February the government said the auctions would not …

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