—In Thailand, the National Broadcasting and
Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) granted 900 MHz
and 1800 MHz spectrum licenses by way of spectrum auction in
the end of the year 2015. The licensing of both spectrum bands
can be considered as the first transition of the
telecommunications industry from concessions to licensing
regime in Thailand. In granting the spectrum licenses for
telecommunications service by auctioning, the NBTC strives to
achieve the regulatory balance composing of the most efficiency
of spectrum assignment, free and fair competition, and state
benefits, in order to bring about the greatest benefits to the
people and the country. While the technology transition after the
auctioning will directly benefit the telecommunication and ICT
businesses, it will also provide further positive impact on the
economy on top of the spectrum fee revenue from the auctions.
The objective of this paper is to analyze and review the results of
the spectrum auctions in 900 MHz and 1800 MHz in Thailand.
Analysis of post-auction impacts in competition and investment
is also discussed in this paper. Spectrum cap rule is explained as
a future study.
—Analysis, auction, licensing, spectrum,
The authors are with the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications
Commission (NBTC), Thailand (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org,
email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).
Cite: Settapong Malisuwan, Dithdanai Milindavanij, Jesada Sivaraks, and Wassana Kaewphanuekrungsi, "Analysis of Spectrum Licensing for Mobile Service in the Frequency Band of 900 MHz and 1800 MHz in Thailand," International Journal of Future Computer and Communication vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 89-93, 2016.