Operators avoid Vietnam spectrum auction

Operators avoid Vietnam spectrum auction

The Vietnamese Ministry of Information and Communications apparently announced its recent spectrum auction has been unsuccessful with no bids for airwaves, reported VietNamNet. 

Up for auction was mobile spectrum in the 2,300MHz - 2,400MHz bands. VietNamNet reported, that no operator registered their interest by paying a deposit to participate. The government was aiming to allocate three licenses for spectrum in the band to bolster 4G and 5G services across Vietnam. The licenses would have been valid for 15 years and were divided up as follows: 2300MHz-2330MHz; 2330MHz-2360MHz; and 2360MHz-2390MHz.

Vietnam has several providers including MNOs Viettel, Vinaphone, Vietnamobile and Mobifone. But it is unclear why they did not participate in the auction. 

It was reported last month that all four operators had registered interest in the spectrum

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