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MOTC plans priority of spectrum allocation for beyond 5G satellite communication

Artist : Mr. Chau-yih Yu The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) is actively pursuing amendments to the Radio Frequency Supply Plan by bringing forward the use of next generation satellite communication in the following frequency bands in phases: – 10,700-12,700MHz; – 14,000-14,500MHz; – 17,800-19,300MHz; – 27,500-27,900MHz; and – 29,500-30,000MHz. In light of the growing …

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NCC imposes special obligations on designated telecoms service providers

Artist : Mr. Chau-yih Yu On 9 June 2021 the National Communications Commission (NCC) imposed special obligations relating to service quality on the five mobile network operators (MNOs) and major fixed network operators (FNOs). The affected MNOs and FNOs will have to deliver the following in line with the NCC’s schedule: – submit terms and …

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Harmony band in 6GHz for WiFi

Artist : Mr. Chau-yih Yu According to an official 8 April 2021 notice, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) will confirm no later than 1 July 2021 its deregulation of the 5925MHz to 6425MHz band for indoor use by low- power wireless information transmission equipment, provided that such use does not interfere with legitimate …

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NCC invites public comments on amendment to Cable TV Act

Artist : Mr. Chau-yih Yu Introduction Following its unsuccessful attempt in 2020 to introduce mandatory binding arbitration into the Cable TV Act, the National Communications Commission has proposed an alternative dispute resolution scheme for entertainment licensing between channel operators and cable system operators. In May 2021 the NCC will initiate a public consultation on the …

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What you need to know about the new Telecoms Act

Artist : Mr. Chau-yih Yu IntroductionThe new Telecoms Act came into effect on 1 July 2020. The licences of incumbent telecoms operators will expire on 30 June 2023 if not earlier on their registration with the National Communications Commission (NCC). While the Taiwan telecoms regulatory regime is switching from heavy-handed regulation to light-touch administration as …

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NCC grants subsidy to broadcasters and channel operators affected by COVID-19 pandemic

Artist : Mr. Chau-yih Yu Subsequent to the requisition of selected airtime from 213 TV channels and 161 radio stations nationwide (foreign channels distributed in Taiwan have been debarred) since 22 January 2020, on 6 November 2020 the National Communications Commission (NCC) announced its subsidy policy for compensating the direct cost of labour incurred by …

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