MCOT’s 2600MHz 4G bandwidth available mid-2017, says deputy PM

24 May 2016

Thailand’s government insists it will reallocate broadcaster MCOT’s unused 2600MHz frequencies for 4G wireless internet services by the middle of next year, the Bangkok Post reports. The 60MHz block of spectrum will be allocated through auctions by the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) by mid-2017, said Deputy Prime Minister Prajin Juntong. The state-run broadcaster will receive financial compensation from the state in exchange for returning the 60MHz bandwidth; MCOT holds a total of 144MHz in the 2600MHz range, allocated to provide pay-TV services.

Thailand, MCOT