Countdown to 3G auction begins


BANGKOK, 21 September 2012 – After years and years of delay, the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) on Thursday finally started a countdown to the 3G auction in Thailand, which will take place on October 16th. 

The NBTC has revealed that the bidding for the 2.1 GHz spectrum will be the first in Thailand, saying the service will allow the country to uplift its communication service to a complete third-generation (3G) spectrum.

The countdown will raise public awareness about the long-awaited 3G service. The NBTC insisted that the process of the bidding will be fairly conducted in a transparent manner.

The bidding price has been set to start at 4.5 billion baht for a 5-MHz block of spectrum..