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Back 03 Feb 2016
Type Announcement
Subject OTHERS



Axiata Group Berhad (“Axiata”) wishes to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, Celcom Axiata Berhad (“Celcom”) and Celcom Mobile Sdn Bhd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Celcom had on 1 February 2016 received the notices of spectrum reallocation from Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (“MCMC”) for both the 900MHz and 1800MHz bands.

In line with the Government’s decision to optimise the use of spectrum resources, the following frequency bands will be allocated to Celcom by way of Spectrum Assignment:-

  1. 890MHz to 900MHz paired with 935MHz to 945MHz with effect from 1 July 2017; and; 

  2. 1745MHz to 1765MHz paired with 1840MHz to 1860MHz with effect from 1 January 2017.

Based on the notice from MCMC, Celcom’s spectrum allocation, compared to the current allocation, will be lowered from 2x17MHz to 2x10MHz in 900MHz band, and from 2x25MHz to 2x20MHz in 1800MHz band. 

MCMC has also earlier announced that the 900MHz and 1800MHz bands will be assigned for a fee for a period of 15 years. The fee for the specturm assignment is currently being determined. The reallocation takes into account the development of the sector and the nation as a whole and ensures that the spectrum bands are used in the most efficient manner. In this context, MCMC will also address the efficient usage of other relevant spectrum bands, including the 700MHz, 2300MHz, 2600MHz bands, by the end of 2016.

Axiata is reviewing the said decision and will issue further announcement(s) if there is any material development on the same.

This announcement is dated 3 February 2016. 

Announcement Info

Stock Name AXIATA
Date Announced 03 Feb 2016
Category General Announcement for PLC
Reference Number GA1-03022016-00013