NO WAY BACK?Employees of Global Mobile are unhappy that the NCC refused to extend the company’s license and auctioned its spectrum to another telecom
Date: Dec 09, 2015
By: Shelley Shan / Staff reporter
About a dozen employees of Global Mobile (全球一動), a Worldwide Interoperability Microwave
Access (WiMAX) service provider, yesterday accused the National Communications Commission (NCC) of selling the spectrum the company currently uses to another telecom on the cheap in an auction, adding that the firm would not cease operations and fight the commission until the end.
The protest occurred a day after the commission auctioned the frequency spectrum for the use by a telecom using fourth-generation long-term evolution technology.
The D6 frequency block was sold to Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) for NT$2.18 billion (US$65.99 million).
The protest also occurred just two days before Global Mobile’s license expires tomorrow. The commission rejected the firm’s license renewal application last month.
The commission also reassigned the phone numbers currently used by Global Mobile subscribers to FET to ensure that subscribers’ interests were protected. [FULL STORY]