MCMC: Stricter conditions for telcos awarded spectrum

More conditions are in store for telcos awarded spectrum licences, including a requirement for infrastructure development, says MCMC. — FAIHAN GHANI/The Star

Stricter conditions will be imposed on telcos awarded spectrum licences to ensure they help develop the nation’s telecommunications infrastructure, says Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).

Its chairman Dr Fadhlullah Suhaimi Abdul Malek said the licences assigned to companies under preferential rights would be given on a conditional offer, with requirements to build towers, invest in equipment and ensure the usage of spectrum, such as by offering plans that would allow subscribers to use services that run on the spectrum.

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