NTC To Claw Back Unused SpectrumMarch 2010 | Regulatory Development
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The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has begun reclaiming ownership of valuable radio spectrum held by organisations deemed to be inactive or unlikely to begin utilising their frequencies. The move is part of a broader scheme to rationalise frequency ownership and optimise its usage against the backdrop of rising demand for wireless broadband services in the Philippines. One of the NTC's prime targets is the 3G licence held by Connectivity Unlimited Resources Ltd (CURE), raising the possibility that two blocks of 3G spectrum could be sold this year, a move that would be welcomed by hopefuls such as Bayan Telecommunications (BayanTel).