Desirable Mobile Numbers Up For Grabs Later This Month
The Bangkok Post reported this week that the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) will hold its first auction of desirable mobile numbers on the 27th November, with the starting price at 1 million baht! Prospective bidders may register from between now and the 25th November at the NBTC’s office on Soi Sai Lom off Phahon Yothin Rd in Bangkok between 9am and 4m.
Sixteen numbers will be put on the block this time. The “Platinum” set consists of two numbers namely, 0-999-999-999 and 0-888-888-888, with the starting price of just 20 million baht and the minimum spread of 50,000 baht! The “Gold” set comprises 14 numbers with an eight digit string of same numbers. The starting price is 1 million baht and the spread is 10,000 baht.
The numbers can be used by both individuals and companies and can be sold on too. The NBTC is expecting keen interest from the private sector as companies might want them as their call centre numbers. The regulator is targeting at least 100 million baht from the auction and the proceeds will be submitted to the Finance Ministry, not for its own use, the NBTC stressed.