Malaysia solicits bids for 700MHz frequency bands

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KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 12): The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) is soliciting bids for the 700MHz frequency bands for high-speed mobile Internet or broadband using Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology and beyond.

In a statement on its website yesterday, the MCMC said the 700MHz frequency bands are currently used for analogue broadcasting services in Malaysia. The MCMC said the frequency bands will be made available for mobile broadband service from Jan 1, 2019.

"The 700MHz frequency bands shall be assigned by way of tender. The tender is carried through the process of beauty contest.

"In furtherance to this marketing plan, the commission shall issue an invitation in respect of the application for the spectrum assignment for the 700MHz frequency bands," the MCMC said.

The MCMC said it will publish the bid invitation on Oct 31, 2017 while the deadline of the submission of bidders' application is at 12 noon on Jan 2, 2018.