Japan's telecom minister interested in spectrum auction

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Asahi.com reports that Japanese Minister of General Affairs and Telecommunication is interested in introducing auction system for allocating wireless spectrum.

I have long been advocating auction but have not had much hope, particularly I believe it is too late, so am VERY surprised at this news.

I am very curious how it will pan out.