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Academics say package bidding best

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Industry academics have thrown their full support behind the telecom regulator's plan to use "package bidding" for expiring mobile concessions running on the 900- and 1800-megahertz spectrums. 

Package bidding, a common practice internationally, allows bidders to make a single bid for a group of frequencies or licences.

Duenden Nikomborirak, a scholar at the Thailand Development Research Institute, said the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) could use package bidding to give operators and regulators more time to prepare and implement strategies on how to handle their services after concessions expire.

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