NBTC speeding up 4G bidding process


BANGKOK, 16 January 2013  The National Broadcasting Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has announced that it is speeding up the process for the 4G bidding, while also expanding the mobile telecommunication system to local communities. 

The NBTC has announced its strategy for this year, declaring 2013 to be the year of consumer protection. It has also revealed that over the past one year, the NBTC has set up several regulations on frequency allocation as well as on telecommunication and broadcast for operators to follow. This year, the focus is on giving consumers more rights by making it much easier for people to register their complaints.

In addition, it is promoting and supporting the shift from analog to digital television. The commission expects to hold a bidding for digital television channel by the second quarter.

As last year the NBTC held the 3G auction, this year it is working to prepare for the 4G bidding to push the Thai mobile communication to another level. At the same time, it will also expand telecommunication accessibility to more remote areas across Thailand.