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Somkid pushes for start of 5G service

Jan 27. 2020
Deputy PM Somkid Jatusripitak, right, at NBTC
Deputy PM Somkid Jatusripitak, right, at NBTC
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Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak on Monday (January 27) pushed for the start of 5G service, urging state and private spectrum bidders to hasten the process for the benefits of society and the economy.

Somkid made the remark during his visit to the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) headquarters on Pahonyothin Road for a briefing on the development of the new technology.

Accompaning Somkid were Minister of Digital Economy and Society Puttipong Punnakanta, and executives of private and state telecom operators.

The NBTC will hold an auction of four spectrum bands on February 16 for the 5G wireless broadband service. As of January 27, five companies had picked up the bid documents.

Somkid said 5G could help drive the country's competitiveness and efficiency in the industrial sector as well as attract foreign investment.

NBTC must ensure the public has easy access to the service, he added.


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