May 10, 2019 – dtac has submitted an expression of interest to the NBTC to exercise its right to a 900 MHz license payment extension as per the relief measure enacted under Section 44 that allows operators more time to pay for their 900-MHz licenses. Regarding the upcoming 700-MHz license allocation, dtac recommends the spectrum allocation should be delayed until NBTC can publish a clear spectrum roadmap, before discussing any further auctions. However, dtac will study the terms and conditions from the information memorandum (IM) expected to be announced by the NBTC in May.
Mr. Rajiv Bawa, Chief Corporate Affairs & Business Development Officer, Total Access Communication PLC. or dtac, said, “We think that new spectrum allocation should be delayed until NBTC can publish a clear spectrum roadmap, including time for allocation and fair valuation of available spectrum, before discussing any further auctions.”