Additional spectrum secured in the Philippines
7 December 2017 – ice group’s Philippine subsidiary, Brodband Everywhere (“BE”), has secured 20 MHz of nationwide spectrum in the 3,500 MHz frequency band and an additional 5MHz in the 450MHz band.
BE has been informed by the National Telecommunications Commission in the Philippines that it has secured the exclusive right to use 20 MHz in the 3,500 MHz band and an additional 5MHz in the 450MHz band.
With this additional award, BE now holds the exclusive right to use 15MHz in the 450 MHz frequency band in the Philippines. BE’s existing 4G network can support both frequency bands and the award of additional spectrum will add significant increased capacity.
“We are very pleased to have been granted additional spectrum, which will allow us to further improve our service and our ability to address the underserved areas of the Philippines as we continue with our network roll-out.” says JD Fouchard, CEO of ice group.
The Philippines has a population of approximately 100 million people and consists of 7,107 islands with a total land area of 300,000 square kilometres.