NBTC to auction 2.6GHz spectrum in 2H19

11 Dec 2018

Thailand’s National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) is planning to auction spectrum in the 2600MHz band in the second half of 2019, The Bangkok Post writes. The authority appointed a subcommittee last week tasked with recalling unused spectrum from state-owned public broadcaster MCOT, which is licensed to operate using 190MHz in the band until 2022.

In line with the government’s roadmap for 5G adoption in the country, the NBTC plans to recall spectrum in other ranges for future auctions: 470MHz (currently held by TOT), 1500MHz (35MHz used by TOT, 56MHz by Chevron Thailand Exploration and Production and Chevron Offshore Thailand), 3400MHz-3800MHz (partly used by satellite provider Thaicom) and 26GHz-28GHz (partly used by Thaicom). The NBTC is planning to recall 360MHz in the 3400MHz-3800MHz band and 6GHz in the 26GHz-28GHz range.