Malaysia Fitch unit: Putrajaya SPV for spectrum sale could drive 5G costs up, deter adoption and development

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(The Malay Mail)

The government’s move to use a special purpose vehicle (SPV) to auction off the 5G spectrum will raise adoption costs for companies and slow down development of the technology in Malaysia, said Fitch Solutions Country Risk & Industry Research.

The Fitch Group unit said the SPV was a departure from the usual mode of an open auction that has typically been used in other Asian countries for the rollout of the next-generation broadband cellular network.

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