South and Southeast Asian telcos’ spectrum payments are high, but dividends hit harder for some
October 22nd 2019 (7.03mins)
Nidhi Dhruv, Laura Acres
Nidhi Dhruv and Laura Acres of the Corporates team discuss the payments that telcos make to their governments through dividends and spectrum auctions.
Telecommunications – South and Southeast Asia: Spectrum payments are higher but dividends hit some telcos harder
Spectrum payments telcos have made over the past decade are higher in absolute terms than dividends paid to government. But government-owned telcos pay a larger share of revenue in dividends