Monthly Archives: January 2013

Finally! Bidding starts in UK 4G auction

After many twists and turns (see here for background), the UK auction of spectrum in the 800 MHz and 2.6 GHz bands started yesterday. Ofcom announced that the bidders are: Everything Everywhere Limited HKT (UK) Company Limited (a subsidiary of PCCW Limited) … Continue reading

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The importance of understanding ‘face’ for doing business in Asia

Whilst the focus of this blog is the intersection of telecoms and technology with law and regulation, it does occasionally stray into ‘softer’ topics. With the first anniversary of our Singapore office coming up after the lunar new year, I was reflecting on what I had … Continue reading

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Singapore reserves spectrum for new entrant in 2013 4G auction

Following last year’s consultation, Singapore’s regulator announced on 16 January that  it would be auctioning 270 MHz of spectrum for 4G, comprising 150 MHz of spectrum in the 1800 MHz band and 120 MHz of spectrum in the 2.5 GHz band. … Continue reading

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Myanmar invites applications for two telecoms licences

Myanmar today (15 January 2013) invited expressions of interest for two national telecommunications services licences. I have blogged about the prospects for telecoms in Myanmar before, and today’s announcement starts to clear some of the fog obscuring the road ahead. Policy framework … Continue reading

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