Taiwanese 4G auction winners revealed

Chunghwa Telecom said to have acquired the largest batch of frequencies. The operator is understood to have agreed to pay TWD39.08 billion (USD1.33 billion) for three frequency blocks totaling 35MHz of bandwidth. For its part, Far EasTone bagged 30MHz of bandwidth, while Taiwan Mobile Company also acquired a total of 30MHz of new spectrum. Ambit Microsystems Corp claimed a total of 20MHz meanwhile, with Asia Pacific Telecom paying TWD6.415 billion for a 10MHz block in the 700MHz band. Star of Taiwan, a subsidiary backed by Ting Hsin International Group, secured the 10MHz ‘B1’ block in the 900MHz band.The total value of the combined bids for the spectrum offered by the National Communications Commission (NCC) was TWD118.65 billion (USD4.03 billion), well above the floor price of approximately TWD35.9 billion.

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