Taiwan raises more than TWD 138 billion in 5G spectrum auction

Thursday 16 January 2020 | 13:22 CET | News
Taiwan completed its 5G spectrum auction on 16 January, after 261 rounds of bidding. Total bids reached TWD 138.08 billion (approximately USD 4.6 billion), DigiTimes reports, citing a statement from Taiwanese regulator National Communications Commission (NCC). Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan Mobile, Far EasTone Telecommunications and Taiwan Star Telecom won spectrum in the 3.5GHz band. Asia Pacific Telecom also participated in the auction.

According to the same source, the unit price per 10MHz bandwidth in the 3.5GHz band reached TWD 5.075 billion, which made it “the most expensive 5G bandwidth in the world”. Chunghwa Telecom won 90MHz of spectrum in the 3.5GHz frequency band for TWD 45.675 billion and also secured 600MHz in the 28GHz band for TWD 618 million.

Far EasTone won 80MHz in the 3.5GHz band with a bid of TWD 40.6 billion, as well as 400MHz in the 28GHz band for TWD 412 million. Taiwan Mobile secured 60MHz of spectrum in the 3.5GHz frequency band for TWD 30.4 billion and 200MHz in the 28GHz frequency band for TWD 206 million.

Taiwan Star won 40MHz in the 3.5GHz band for TWD 19.708 billion, and Asia Pacific Telecom secured 40MHz of spectrum in the 28GHz frequency band for TWD 412 million. Chunghwa Telecom and Far EasTone secured 90MHz and 80MHz of spectrum in the 3.5GHz band, respectively.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Chunghwa Telecom / Far EasTone / NCC / Star Telecom / Taiwan Mobile
Countries: Taiwan
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