NBTC: Thailand 4G auction to commence this year

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NBTC confirms Thailand 4G auction

BANGKOK, 5 January 2014 (NNT) – The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) will be commencing the auction of 4G licenses for mobile carriers this year, while gearing up on the user registration of pre-paid mobile and WIFI services.

The NBTC Secretary-General Takorn Tantasith has revealed that the NBTC will be prioritizing on the auction of four 4G service licenses on 1800 and 900 megahertz frequencies to accommodate the increase in demand and the advancement of technology.

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He said that the auction process will be finished before the expiration of the existing concessions to prevent the service disruption to existing users, and the NBTC will open the auction for 30 thousand new elegant mobile number combinations to generate revenue to the nation.

The NBTC has planned to commence the user registration of pre-paid numbers within six months, and the user identification of the wireless network to enhance security and the safety of usage, and the allocation of radio frequencies for telecommunications and broadcasting usage in the nation to comply with the international standard, said the NBTC Secretary-General.

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Regarding the broadcasting sector, the NBTC has planed to issue three more public service digital TV channel licenses with this year.

The NBTC Secretary-General also mentioned that the NBTC will control the service sector to be quicker to respond to public complaints, hasten the distribution of digital TV coupons to each household, and to reduce spending by the NBTC Office.

Republished with permission of NBTC

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