NBTC gears up for 5G public sale
Bidders warned that gives have to be viable
Takorn Tantasith, secretary-general of the Nationwide Broadcasting and Telecommunications Fee (third from left) briefs journalists on the 5G spectrum licence public sale happening on Sunday. Nationwide Broadcasting and Telecommunication Fee
Thailand is about to carry its 5G public sale on Sunday with the telecom regulator warning bidders to be practical with their affords as the federal government can not intervene to assist ought to their enterprise fashions not show viable.
Takorn Tantasith, secretary-general of the Nationwide Broadcasting and Telecommunications Fee (NBTC), stated the NBTC is totally ready for the digital public sale, which is able to begin at 9.30am and is anticipated to complete by 9pm on Sunday.
The company has organised six rooms for the 5 certified bidders. The additional one is in case of an sudden hiccup with one of many different 5. The secretary-general led the press to go to the venue for use for the historic public sale at NBTC headquarters yesterday.
The bidders are Superior Data Service (AIS), True Transfer H Common Communication (TUC), Complete Entry Communication (DTAC), TOT Plc and CAT Telecom Plc.
The 700MHz and 2600MHz frequency ranges might be contested by AIS, TUC and CAT.
All however CAT will vie for the 26-gigahertz vary. No firm has registered to bid for the 1800MHz vary.
“I need to reiterate to the bidders that they need to be prudent in submitting bidding costs. In contrast to previously, they won’t have Part 44 to assist anymore,” stated Mr Takorn.
The secretary-general stated the telecom bidders ought to study from the auctions of digital TV licences in 2013 and 4G licences from 2015 onwards when the reference value for digital TV and the 900MHz spectrums have been set at 10 billion baht for every licence however bids exceeded 50 billion baht for digital TV and 70 billion baht for the 4G spectrum.
In April final 12 months, the now-defunct Nationwide Council for Peace and Order, used its particular powers below the interim constitution’s Part 44 to bail out digital TV operators and delay funds for 3 4G licence operators for one more 5 years.
On the bidding day, Mr Takorn stated bidders will draw for public sale rooms at eight.15am and the primary public sale will begin with the 700MHz spectrum at 9.30am.
He stated the “clock public sale” system might be used for the 5G public sale for the primary time within the nation.
The public sale will proceed on a round-by-round foundation, the place merchandise are break up into smaller units they usually can open auctions on the similar time.
Mr Takorn earlier estimated the mixed profitable costs within the public sale may surpass 70 billion baht whereas total 5G community funding may attain 130 billion baht this 12 months and 200 billion in 2021.