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 ICT Minister calls for master spectrum plan

Thailand’s ICT Minister has urged the government to work out a strategic master plan for spectrum to ensure the efficient use of the resource by the telecoms and broadcast industries. ICT Minister Pornchai Rujiprapa said the idea will be raised …

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Thailand’s NBTC chief to step down

The head of Thailand’s telecoms regulator has handed in his resignation and is expected to step down on 1 September to take the position as ICT minister. Takorn Tantasith, secretary-general of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), is said …

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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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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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Thai ISPs given authority to block content directly

Thailand’s telecoms regulator and the police have given the country’s ISPs the authority to monitor and block web pages that threaten national security or criticise the monarchy without having to seek approval from authorities. The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission …

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