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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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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Standoff in Dhaka: Will auctions move ahead in May?

NEW BLOG: Bangladesh’s spectrum auctions, scheduled for 20 May, look like they will be delayed after the operators made it clear they won’t participate in the sale until a settlement is reached on a controversial fine imposed on them for not …

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Thai 4G spectrum auctions delayed once again

Thailand’s telecoms regulator has confirmed that the already delayed 4G spectrum auctions scheduled for August will have to be pushed back because of delays in setting up the country’s digital economy committee. The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), which …

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Slow progress on Thai ‘digital economy’ laws could delay 4G auctions

Thailand’s 4G spectrum auctions scheduled for August could be delayed until 2016 unless the country’s ‘digital economy’ laws are passed by April, the Bangkok Post reported. A committee member working on the initiative told the Post: “There’s no guarantee that …

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