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NCPO eyes spectrum billions

NBTC set to lose grip on TV auction riches

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  • Writer: Komsan Tortermvasana & Wassana Nanuam
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The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) is planning to order the national broadcasting and telecom regulator to remit to the central government tens of billions of baht in revenues it obtained from the auction of digital TV spectrum. 

The NBTC's headquarters in Phaholythin Soi 8. The high-profile group has been controversial almost since its inception, with particularly strong criticism of bringing 3G service to Thailand. (File photo)

The move follows the Office of the Attorney-General's (OAG) finding that the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) is unable to manage the money efficiently under the law.

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