900MHz auction moved back to 15 December

2 Nov 2015

Thailand’s National Broadcasting & Telecommunication Commission (NBTC) has announced the postponement of the upcoming 900MHz technology-neutral mobile licence auction from 12 November to 15 December, Reuters reports. Takorn Tantasith, NBTC secretary-general, told a news conference today that the decision was taken with the aim of attracting higher bids. Thailand’s 1800MHz 4G licence auction remains scheduled for 11 November.

There are four approved bidders for both 900MHz and 1800MHz auctions – competing for two licences in each auction – namely the country’s three largest cellcos Advanced Info Service (AIS, via Advanced Wireless Network), Digital Total Access Communication (DTAC, via DTAC TriNet) and True Corp (via TrueMove H Universal Communication); alongside Jas Mobile Broadband, a start-up subsidiary of Jasmine International, the parent of Thai fixed network operator Triple T Broadband (3BB).