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Taiwan market: NCC to release more 4G band units
Irene Chen, Taipei; Adam Hwang, DIGITIMES [Thursday 20 April 2017]

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) has indicated that it will for the third time release 2100MHz and 1800MHz frequency band units with total bandwidth of 150MHz for 4G mobile communication operation through open-bid competition in October 2017.

The open-bid competition will be in two rounds. At the first round, the 150MHz will be divided into 15 units each with bandwidth of 10MHz and competitors bid for numbers of units, that is, bandwidth they need, without designated spectral location of bandwidth. Then, the winners will decide on spectral location of acquired units through mutual negotiation at the second round. If the winners cannot reach an agreement, NCC will arrange a few sets of spectral location of the winners' acquired units for winners to choose via bidding.

In order to avoid dominance of frequency band units by a few mobile telecom carriers, NCC requires that the bandwidth acquired by any competitor not exceed one-third of total bandwidth of released band units. In addition, NCC will ask the winners to gradually set up base stations in remote areas.

NCC released 4G frequency band units with total bandwidth of 270MHz for the first time in October 2013, and of 190MHz for the second time in December 2015.

2100MHz, 1800MHz 4G frequency band units to be released

Frequency

Bandwidth

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1920-1935MHz

2110-2125MHz

30MHz

Currently used by FET for 3G; license to expire at end of 2018

1935-1945MHz

2125-2135MHz

20MHz

Currently used by Taiwan Star for 3G; license to expire at end of 2018

1945-1960MHZ

2135-2150MHz

30MHz

Currently used by TWM for 3G; license to expire at end of 2018

1960-1975MHz

2150-2165MHz

30MHz

Currently used by CHT 3G; license to expire at end of 2018

1975-1980MHz

2165-2170MHz

10MHz

Currently unused

1770-1785MHz

1865-1880MHz

30MHz

Currently unused

Source: NCC, compiled by Digitimes, April 2017

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