Thai regulator approves return of 5MHz for 4G auctions

Thailand’s telecoms regulator has approved the return of 5MHz of unused 1.8GHz spectrum to be included in the 4G auction in November, according to a report in the Nation. Following an earlier rejection, the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) …

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Asia Briefs: Thai minister rejects return of 4G spectrum, Foreign climbers get free WiFi on Mount Fuji & more

Thai minister rejects return of 4G spectrum Thailand’s ICT minister has ordered state-owned CAT Telecom to drop its proposed agreement with dtac to return 5MHz of unused 1.8GHz spectrum, as it wants to avoid a delay in the 4G auctions …

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Thai ICT ministry, CAT suggest delaying 4G auction again

Thailand’s long-delayed 4G auctions, now scheduled for the end of the year, could be pushed back again after the ICT minister and the head of CAT Telecom suggested a few months delay to give the regulator more time to develop …

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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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Thailand’s TAC aims to strike CAT deal in Q2

Network-sharing talks between state-run CAT Telecom and Telenor subsidiary Total Access Communication (TAC) – which, using the dtac brand, is Thailand’s second-largest mobile operator – will not be concluded until at least Q2, according to Reuters. Discussions are also believed …

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CAT, True plan network sharing deal by March

Thailand’s state-owned CAT Telecom plans to finalise a network sharing deal with True Move by March, after reaching a similar deal with dtac last month. CAT acting president Sanpachai Huvanandan said new agreements with its two concessionaires, which would again …

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Thailand urged to cut stakes in TOT and CAT

The Thai government should reduce its stakes in the country’s two state-owned telecoms operators from 100 per cent to no more than 51 per cent, the Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI) has recommended. TDRI’s chairman Somkiat Tangkitvanich told the Bangkok …

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