AIS won 23 5G licenses in B100bn auction

B100bn auction
B100bn auction, The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission received more than 100 billion baht from 5G auctions on Sunday. (Photo by Wichan Charoenkiatpakul) Via bangkokpost.com

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AIS ( Advanced Info Service Plc ) wins 23 licenses of 5G spectrum, and True Move H Universal Communication Plc (True Move H) got another 17, in auctions that raised over 100 billion baht ( 3,204,102,000.00 USD ) on Sunday.

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

The Secretary-General of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) Takorn Tantasith, Said in a conference, We Raised a total of 100,521,177,777 baht for all the 48 licenses auctioned off.

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

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

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

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

The commercial rollout of 5G services, expected later this year.