Thailand makes another bid to auction 5G spectrum

08 January 2020

NBTC said it plans to finalise the auction details next month

NBTC said it plans to finalise the auction details next month

Thailand’s telecoms regulator the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has announced details of 5G spectrum auctions scheduled to begin in February 2020, with licences to be issued across four bands and rollouts to start in March.

The watchdog said it would auction spectrum first in the 2600MHz and 26GHz bands, and later in the 700MHz and 1800MHz bands.

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Japan’s KDDI to invest in Bangladesh

08 January 2020

Japan’s second largest telecom company, KDDI, is keen to invest in Bangladesh’s 5G network, IOT, other digital technologies and special economic zones and connectivity sectors. 

A two-member KDDI delegation led by its global ICT division general manager Hiroyasu (Hiro) Morishita visited posts and telecom division minister Mustafa Jabbar at his ministry office in the secretariat in Dhaka. 

The minister said under the leadership of prime minister Sheikh Hasina, the telecom and digital technology sector of the country has become a target sector for the foreign investment in the last 11 years. 

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Singapore to see early 5G rollout

08 January 2020

IMDA expects to announce the results by mid-2020

IMDA expects to announce the results by mid-2020

Singapore will increase the number of its 5G networks from two to four, encouraging competition and facilitating an early rollout in 2020. 

That is according to global ratings agency Fitch Ratings, which said the decision to increase the number of licenses would intensify competition and spur product innovation, particularly in the enterprise segment.

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Portugal to hold 2020 5G auction

08 January 2020

Portugal’s telecom regulator said it will hold the country’s first 5G spectrum auction in the second quarter of 2020. 

Autoridade Nacional de Comunicações (Anacom), which will hold the auction between April and June next year, will auction off six bands of spectrum, including the 700MHz and 3.6GHz bands. 

“The allocation of rights of use for frequencies should be subject to an auction procedure as this is potentially a more transparent and objective process for all stakeholders and less intrusive in their business plans,” A statement from Anacom said. 

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