NCC aiming to release FD-LTE/TD-LTE suitable spectrum in 2600MHz band next year

17 Sep 2014

Taiwanese telecoms regulator the National Communications Commission (NCC) has reportedly made a draft plan related to the release of frequency band units for Time Division LTE (TD-LTE) and Frequency Division LTE (FD-LTE) mobile communication operation, according to Digitimes. Citing the watchdog’s chairman Howard Shyr, it has been claimed that the NCC aims to release a total of 50MHz of 2600MHz band spectrum for TD-LTE operation in either the second or third quarter of 2015, while a further 140MHz of frequencies in that same band designated for FD-LTE will be offered up in the last quarter of the year. In addition, there are plans to release 100MHz in the 2300MHz band, as well as frequencies in the 1900MHz and 3600MHz bands, for TD-LTE operation sometime after 2015. With regards to the final assignment of band units for both TD-LTE and FD-LTE, Mr Shyr noted that this will depend on actual market demand.