Thailand to Award WiMAX Licenses Early Next Year

on April 19, 2010   |   3 comments

Thailand will grant WiMAX licenses in February of 2011, according a report from the country. The National Telecommunications Commission’s board appointed Natee Sukonrat to look into granting the licenses. It will be similar to the granting of 3G licenses in the 2.1GHz frequency.

The spectrum won’t be given away until early next year because of the research necessary. The NTC must study the impact of granting the licenses and see how they can take the spectrum space back from state agencies that are currently using it. Since late 2009, the NTC’s debated granting WiMAX licenses in the 2.3GHz frequency. TOT owns a bandwidth of 64MHz and military agencies use 30MHz, while CAT owns 4MHz bandwidth within the 2.3GHz frequency.

It showcases the ability to embrace the 4G technology and develop as a country. WiMAX can provide super fast internet to remote locations in Thailand. WiMAX helps foster the learning experience by bringing high speed internet to places where it wasn’t available .

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Alpha Omega Wireless April 19, 2010 at 1:01 pm

It is amazing how so many countries around the world are opening up frequency for the use of WiMax, but here is the USA we can't get out of our own way. The FCC needs to open up much needed frequency if we are to start catching up and start being the leader.

Alpha Omega Wireless April 19, 2010 at 5:01 pm

It is amazing how so many countries around the world are opening up frequency for the use of WiMax, but here is the USA we can't get out of our own way. The FCC needs to open up much needed frequency if we are to start catching up and start being the leader.

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