GSMA Welcomes Decision by Taiwan Telecom Regulator to Adopt APT Band Plan in 700mhz

12 October 2012, Hong Kong: Statement from Chris Perera, Senior Director, Spectrum Policy & Regulatory Affairs, APAC, GSMA:

“The National Communications Commission in Taiwan today announced that they will adopt the Asia Pacific Telecommunity (APT) band plan for the 700MHz band for mobile services. The GSMA welcomes this announcement, which will support our efforts in promoting the allocation of the Digital Dividend spectrum to mobile in a harmonised way.

“Home to many manufacturers of electronics and integrated chipsets for mobile devices, Taiwan is a critical market in this region. Today’s decision will help reduce the cost of network roll-out and devices which, in turn, will result in a greater take-up of mobile broadband services, driving diverse socio-economic benefits for the country. This is a win-win situation for both Taiwanese customers and the mobile industry and we urge other regulators in the region to follow this approach without delay.”


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Statement from the National Communications Commission can be found here:

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