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NACC clears NBTC commissioners of 3G bidding allegations

THE National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) Tuesday ruled that all charges against four members of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission regarding the auction of licences for the 2.1-gigahertz spectrum in 2012 were groundless.

According to the anti-graft agency, its probe found that the NBTC's auction regulations did not favour the three final qualified bidders, Advanced Wireless Network (AWN), DTAC Network, and Real Future, given that 20 companies qualified to join the bid. The licences granted the winners the right to operate third-generation cellular service on the 2.1GHz spectrum.

The NACC also noted that the Department of Business Development had found that DTAC Network was a Thai-owned company, so it did not lack qualification to be a licence applicant, as charged.

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