The long-awaited, continually challenged, frequently changed and oft-delayed auction of 1800 MHz spectrum in Thailand was finally held Wednesday, November 11. Both AIS and True Move won 15 MHz licenses. Total receipts for the Thai government were almost 81 billion Thai Baht (USD 2.25 billion.)
Read coverage of the story at these links:
- The Nation
- Bangkok Post
- Don Sambandaraksa at TelecomAsia
- Joseph Waring at Mobile World Live
- Total Telecom weighs in with coverage of Dtac’s failure to win a license
- Bangkok Post surveys all the bidders
Update 24 November. More sources with stories about the Thai auctions.
900 MHz licenses are expected to be auctioned next month now that a possible legal challenge from CAT has been thwarted. Bangkok Post reports on the deal. The same for companies, Dtac, True Move, Ais and Jasmine International have signed up to participate in the 900 MHz auctions for 2 licenses of 10 MHz.