ANALYSIS OF DIGITAL DIVIDEND SPECTRUM ON 700 MHZ IN THAILAND

Settapong Malisuwan, Nirachorn Yaowakhan, Wassana Kaewphanuekrungsi
unpublished
The usage of wireless communication technology filtered via spectrum has increased dramatically, either for voice or data services, spurred by widespread, ever-increasing demand of wireless communication equipment that has been the major factor behind growth by leaps-and-bounds of spectrum demand. Accordingly, absence of proper long-term planning can inevitably lead to shortage of spectrums to the extent that can hinder future national development. The transition from traditional terrestrial
more » ... onal terrestrial analogue to digital television has partly reduced demand for spectrum earlier reserved for terrestrial television, turning part of the 700 MHz digital dividend spectrum into de-commissioned surplus. Accordingly, many countries have resorted to putting this surplus spectrum into better use in the telecommunication sector to serve the fast expansion of the wireless broadband communications industry where there is an acute shortage of spectrum. The objective of this research is to analyze and propose a guideline on assignment of the 700 MHz digital dividend spectrum for the benefit of the Thai telecommunication industry in technological, policy, transitional and management terms, taking into account the fast pace of ever-changing technologies seen in this sector.
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