AIS wins 23 5G licences in B100bn auction

AIS wins 23 5G licences in B100bn auction

The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission received more than 100 billion baht from 5G auctions on Sunday. (Photo by Wichan Charoenkiatpakul)
The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission received more than 100 billion baht from 5G auctions on Sunday. (Photo by Wichan Charoenkiatpakul)

Advanced Info Service Plc (AIS) won 23 5G spectrum licences, and True Move H Universal Communication Plc (True Move H) another 17, in auctions that raised over 100 billion baht on Sunday.

Total Access Communication Plc (DTAC) won two licences. Two state-run operators, CAT Telecom Plc and TOT Plc, won two and four licences respectively.

Takorn Tantasith, secretary-general of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), told a news conference the combined total for all 48 licences auctioned off raised a total of 100,521,177,777 baht excluding VAT. 

CAT received two licences in the 700MHz range, while AIS won one.

AIS won 10 licences on 2600MHz and True Move H received nine licences.

AIS also bagged 12 licences on 26GHz and True Move H received eight. TOT and DTAC rounded out the 26GHz spectrum with four and two licences respectively.

Advanced Info Service entered the auction through its subsidiary Advanced Wireless Network (AWN) and DTAC joined through its subsidiary DTAC TriNet.

Commercial rollout of 5G services is expected later this year.


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