Taiwan’s MoTC to submit mobile spectrum auction proposals next month

12 Jun 2012

Taiwan’s Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MoTC) is reportedly planning to issue 4G concessions to eight companies later this year, and according to CENS.com the regulator is aiming to submit its proposals for the sale of licences to the Executive Yuan, the Taiwanese cabinet, in July. With the report citing unnamed senior officials at the MoTC, it is understood that the regulator is planning to release additional frequencies, while it has already cleared spectrum allocations in the 700MHz, 900MHz and 1800MHz bands. Further, while the concessions will ultimately allow for the deployment of Long Term Evolution-based (LTE-based) services, it is claimed that those operators that bid successfully for the licences will be able to deploy services using any technology of their choice, with the licences to be issued on a technology-neutral basis.