The effort by Gp Capt Anudith Nakornthap, the ICT minister, is aimed at helping
He said the ministry agreed in principle with the
Section 84 of the Frequency Allocation Act stipulates the NBTC has the authority to rearrange spectra that have not expired, said Gp Capt Anudith.
He said the constitution and the Telecommunications Business Act also allow the regulator to effectively rearrange unused frequencies.
DTAC has 50 MHz of the 1800-MHz band under a concession from
The NBTC earlier said the
It also violates a concession agreement between DTAC and
Gen Sukit Khamasundara, an NBTC member, said the regulator is considering recalling unused spectra, especially 64 MHz on the 2300-MHz band of
Col Settapong Malisuwan, chairman of the NBTC's telecom committee, said the regulator requires
The operators are obliged to disclose their updated mobile customer numbers and customers' leftover refill calling credits.
Col Settapong said the
"We're planning to amend existing laws and address legal problems for the industry," he said.
The NBTC is considering easing the universal service obligation fee regulation.
Under a new rule expected to take effect next year, telecoms and internet service providers with annual revenue of
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