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Dtac Mobile Broadband and Spectrum Requirement Plan

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Dtac Mobile Broadband and Spectrum Requirement Plan

  1. 1. 0 Mobile Broadband and Spectrum Requirement Plan October 4th , 2013
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  3. 3. 2 Internet for All : Equality of Access
  4. 4. Internet Ambitions 3 • Becoming the preferred Internet company in Thailand • Revenue potential from subscriber growth and data usage
  5. 5. Internet access is the key of growth driver 4
  6. 6. Customers and Apps are getting ready 5 • Thais spend >32 hours using internet per week • A lot more low end smartphone coming in
  7. 7. Network is getting ready 6 4G ? 2100 MHz 4G ? 1800 MHz
  8. 8. Devices are getting ready 7 Bt Bt Bt 10,000 - 17,000 Bt
  9. 9. What is the industry waiting for? Custom ers Devices Networ k Apps They are READY!!! Spectrum!!! 8
  10. 10. Low Band : 850/900 Spectrum Allocation Option 2 850 : 15 MHz 900 : 20 MHz 850 : 0 MHz 900 : 31 MHz Expired 2025 Option 1 850 : 25 MHz 900 : 17.5MHz Expired 2015 Expired 2025 Expired 2018 9 Total = 42.5 MHz Total = 35 MHz Total = 31 MHz Thailand Low band spectrum is so crucial for the future!!!
  11. 11. High Band : 1800 MHz Spectrum Allocation Existing 2013 • TMV : 2x 12.6 • Dtac Lower: 2x 25.3 • DPC : 2x 12.6 • Dtac Upper: 2x 24.5 • Expiry of TMV and DPC concessions • Extension for 1 year 2018 • Expiry of dtac concession Unused Unused 10
  12. 12. 700 MHz and 2600 MHz • The spectrum is currently being used for broadcasting service. After digitalization of TV broadcast, this spectrum (Digital Dividend) could be made available for mobile broadband communication • Re-farming process & timeframe and Auction process & timeframe are still unclear • Dtac would prefer the 700 MHz band plan as • It provides more spectrum • No conflict with existing 850 MHz • Coverage band for LTE Digital Dividend (700 MHz) • NBTC needs to re-farm 2600 MHz • It is European standard LTE capacity band 2600 MHz 11 700 MHz band is prime LTE coverage band
  13. 13. Thailand Spectrum Inventory 1year interim license 25/25 MHz Concession Regime • Unlevel Playing Field • No Ownership of Telecom Assets • Varying revenue sharing between 20%-30% License Regime • Regulatory clarity • Level Playing Field • Ownership of Telecom Assets • Equal regulatory cost License NBTC ConcessionTOT/CAT Expected Auction by Sep 2014 12
  14. 14. Proposed Spectrum Auction • AUCTION 1800 Band for 49.7 MHz • 25.2 MHz (concession-expired TMV(12.6)/DPC(12.6)) • 24.5 MHz (dtac upper band) • AUCTION 900 Band for 20 MHz (AIS 900 + 2.5 MHz 850 reshuffle) Description Auction by Q3-2014 At Present TMV AISdtac lower dtac upper 12.6 12.625.3 24.5 (unused) Proposed A.1 A.2dtac lower A.4 12.6 MHz 25.3 12.6 MHz 24.5 MHz AIS900 17.5 (expired 2015) A.3 17.5 + 2.5 from 850 reshuffle plan License regime brings equality, accessibility, and growth to Thai society 13

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