NCC seeking government feedback on 2G spectrum reallocation plan

17 Dec 2015

Taiwan’s National Communications Commission (NCC) will seek administrative instruction from the Executive Yuan regarding what to do when 2G licences expire in June 2017, according to the Taipei Times. Data produced by the regulator revealed that as at 25 November there were just 1.25 million 2G subscribers left in the country across all operators, with the bulk of those signed up to Chunghwa Telecom. NCC spokesperson Yu Hsiao-cheng was cited as saying that NCC is aware operators are keen to consolidate spectrum currently being used to serve 2G subscribers into the ‘C6’ block in the 1800MHz band, which is not being used at the moment. However, existing regulations means that there will be issues in doing so; as such, Yu noted: ‘We will see if the Executive Yuan has any instructions regarding this issue.’