IJIMT 2015 Vol.6(4): 285-289 ISSN: 2010-0248
DOI: 10.7763/IJIMT.2015.V6.616

A Post-Auction Review of 2.1 GHz Spectrum Licensing Obligations in Thailand

Settapong Malisuwan, Noppadol Tiamnara, and Nattakit Suriyakrai
Abstract— On December 7, 2012, the Thai telecommunications regulator issued spectrum and operational licenses type 3 for 2.1 GHz to three operators namely Advanced Wireless Network Company Limited (AWN), Real Future Company (RF) and dtac TriNet Company Limited (DTN). The current development of the telecommunications industry more than a year after the spectrum auction has shed a light on the suitability of license obligations imposed on license winners of 2.1 GHz. This research aims to analyze the practicality of license obligations such as network rollout and coverage obligation, service quality for voice and data and price reduction. The results have proven that the license obligations imposed for 2.1 GHz spectrum are pragmatic and achievable for operators in Thailand.

Index Terms— Telecommunications, 3G, 2.1 GHz auction, license obligations, network rollout, coverage obligation, quality of service (QoS), price reduction.

The authors are with the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission, Thailand (e-mail: march4g@gmail.com).

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Cite: Settapong Malisuwan, Noppadol Tiamnara, and Nattakit Suriyakrai, " A Post-Auction Review of 2.1 GHz Spectrum Licensing Obligations in Thailand," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 285-289, 2015.

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