Vice Premier Chen Chi-mai said the Executive Yuan is pushing for the prompt completion of Taiwan’s 5G build-out.
By: Ryan Drillsma, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Fifth Generation (5G) wireless services could be available in Taiwan as early as January, according to the Executive Yuan.
Vice Premier Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) said today (Friday, April 19) during a speech at the 2019 Future Commerce Forum that the Executive Yuan is pushing for the prompt completion of Taiwan’s 5G build-out, which was scheduled to be finished by June 2020. Chen said it may now be completed as early as January, according to the Central New Agency.
A revised list of businesses that Tier I Telecommunications Enterprises can operate by is currently under public review, after the Ministry of Transport and Communication published it last month. The final draft will be submitted to the Executive Yuan for approval in June.
The National Communications Commission’s (NCC) will then consult with the Executive Yuan on 5G spectrum planning and auction preparation. The NCC estimates eight to 10 months will be needed to complete the allocation process, meaning the first wave of 5G licenses will be issued within the first half of 2020. [FULL STORY]