Malaysia to Refarm 2G Spectrum?

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3Q 2014 | IN-1020531

DiGi Eyes Additional 900 MHz Spectrum


Recently DiGi Telecommunications, has been lobbying the Malaysian telecoms regulator, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), in regard to the potential acquisition of 900 MHz spectrum. This is because there is an expectation that the national regulator may announce the refarming of the 2G 900 MHz spectrum band in early 2015. Even if the MCMC decides to refarm the spectrum, it has to determine the method of sale first, whether via spectrum auction, beauty contest, government allocation, or a combination of these.

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Spectrum refarming is the process of spectrum reallocation among operators in an effort to satisfy the market needs more efficiently and equitably. Through refarming, the regulator is able to rebalance the sp...

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