The new proposal seems to widen the scope of benefits for all related parties.
One is for the
The alternative is to return the unused 25 MHz of mobile spectrum to the NBTC for auction.
"We prefer the option for auction, as it will benefit all parties and the country," said
He said DTAC is scheduled to discuss the proposals with the NBTC next week.
DTAC maintains that it could run 4G service under the existing 2G concession, noting that mobile operators are also allowed to upgrade their 2G networks to 3G using high-speed packet access technology.
"The unused portion should be auctioned for 4G service in compliance with the Frequency Allocation Act, which stipulates that spectra can only be allocated via an auction,"
DTAC has 50 MHz of the 1800-MHz spectrum under a concession from
He attributed the solid growth to DTAC's organisational restructuring, full network coverage and attractive mobile tariff offerings.
"We expect to maintain high single-digit revenue growth this year," he said.
DTAC's 3G network claims coverage of half the population, rising to 55% by the end of 2013. The company expects to have 10 million 3G subscribers by year-end, up from 5 million now.
About 20% of DTAC's mobile data traffic runs on 4G-compatible devices, he said.
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