March 09, 2017

DICT open to assigning unused frequencies to new telco player

Various news outlets today reported the Communications Technology secretary as saying government is open to assigning unused frequencies to any capable new telecom player. He said government is now reviewing the inventory of available frequencies, including those being held but remain unused by any entity, with a view of assigning this to any interested telco player with a foreign partner that is financially and technically capable. He also said government will no longer auction such frequencies as earlier planned.