THE BIG ISSUE
Just when you thought that a pathetic, wink-and-nudge auction would at least give your spiffy smartphone the 3G network it deserves, the spoilsports came back to fight any chance that it will happen.
The Oct 16 auction of broadcast spectrum has failed to impress. While critics have poked the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) in various ways, the allegations by opposing voices boils down to this - AIS, Dtac and TrueMove paid too low a price for valuable bandwidth in a sweetheart sale arranged by the NBTC.
But this is far from a universal opinion; there has been no sign of public outrage, but the seed of suspicion and distrust has taken root and sprouted.
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