Thai govt says 4G auctions won’t be delayed

Thai govt says 4G auctions won’t be delayed

26 FEB 2015

Thailand’s government said today that the country’s long-delayed 4G spectrum auctions will go ahead as scheduled, contradicting reports that the telecoms regulator needed to push back the sale because of delays in setting up the country’s digital economy committee.

Reuters quoted Pridiyathorn Devakula, Deputy Prime Minister, as saying: “The government will set up a temporary committee to oversee the digital economy policy, which will also consider 4G issues before handing over authority to NBTC.”

He said the National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Commission (NBTC) will be in charge of the bidding process and the government would not interfere with the planned auction.

The NBTC said earlier in the week that the auction would definitely not take place in August, but did not indicate when they would be held, the Bangkok Post reported.


Joseph Waring

Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he...

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