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A possible shortcut to 4.5G

Dual-spectrum plan could offer flexibility

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The telecom regulator is considering bypassing fourth-generation mobile technology and jumping straight to 4.5G in a drive to lead the region in wireless technology. 

True Move employees test 4GLTE at the launch earlier this year. The NBTCnowwants to skip 4Gin favour of LTE Advanced 4.5G. PHRAKRIT JUNTAWONG

The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) wants to auction 25 megahertz of the 1800-MHz spectrum previously used by True Move and Digital Phone Co along with 17.5 MHz of the 900-MHz spectrum in use by Advanced Info Service (AIS).

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