RCom, Reliance Jio, Tata Docomo, Aircel and Uninor submitted
applications to participate in the upcoming spectrum auction starting
March 4, 2015.
However Sistema Shyam TeleServices (MTS India), BSNL, MTNL and
Videocon Telecom are some of mobile service providers, which are not
participating in the spectrum auction.
BSNL’s CMD Anupam Srivastava and MTNL’s CMD P K Purwar said that – the telecom companies would not take part in the auction as there was no need of additional spectrum at present. The telcos didn’t participate in the previous November 2012 & March 2013 spectrum auctions as well. See its’ detailed news below:
The government expects to mop up Rs 75,000 – Rs 100,000 crore from the auction.
DoT has fixed the pan-India per megahertz reserve price for the
800MHz CDMA band at Rs 3,646 crore; for the 900 MHz band Rs 3,980 crore
(excluding Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and J&K); for the 1,800MHz band
Rs 2,191 crore (excluding Maharashtra and West Bengal) and for 2,100 MHz
Rs 3,705 crore.
MHz, a total of 380.75MHz will be sold in other frequencies – 103.75MHz
in 800MHz band, 177.8 MHz (in 17 circles) in the 900 MHz band and
99.2MHz (in 15 circles) in the 1,800MHz band.
four licenses of Bharti Airtel and six licenses of Vodafone will
complete their 20 year term in December 2015, after which they have to
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