Thailand auctions 45 MHz of spectrum to three existing operators

Thailand auctioned 45 MHz of 2.1 GHz spectrum on 16 October 2012 to the three incumbent mobile operators AIS, DTAC and True. Despite expectations that the auction could be delayed  the auction went ahead as planned, although it is reported that the Thai auction and spectrum awards are the subject of litigation that could yet delay service deployment. With high … Read more

Singapore passes Data Protection Act

Singapore’s Data Protection Bill was passed in Parliament yesterday, after a lengthy debate. Organisations will have 18 months to adjust to the new Personal Data Protection Act, starting January 2013 before rules come into force (not 2 years). The ‘Do Not Call’ register will be set up in early 2014. See here for commentary on the … Read more