RESTRICTIONS: Failure to pass a telecommunications management act before the session ends would greatly limit the development of 5G services, the NCC said
Date: May 16, 2019
By: Shelley Shan / Staff reporter
The nation’s planned release of 5G licenses at the beginning of next year would be affected if lawmakers do not pass a draft telecommunication management act this legislative session, the National Communications Commission (NCC) said yesterday.
The commission in late March secured preliminary approval for the bill from the legislature’s Transportation Committee, Department of Legal Affairs Acting Director Huang Wen-che (黃文哲) said.
Lawmakers resolved the disagreements over only a few articles during cross-caucus negotiations on April 26, he added.
As the legislative session is to wrap up at the end of this month, the commission hopes that the draft act would be passed at a plenary session, Huang said. [FULL STORY]