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Largest Telecom Spectrum Auction – Operators to Bid Rationally

Biggest Telecom Spectrum Auction IndiaThe Government is likely to announce the Largest Telecom Spectrum Auction in the History of India in the next couple of months. Notice Inviting Applications is not out yet and sources in DoT indicate a delay of Month.

Of all the spectrums auctioned – 800 Mhz, 900 Mhz, 1800 Mhz, 2100 Mhz and 2300 Mhz, we see more demand for 1800 Mhz (4G) and 2100 Mhz (3G) bands mainly by the top telcos to bridge their 3G/4G gaps. We do not see much demand for 700 Mhz and 2500 Mhz bands given higher pricing / weaker eco-system. Continue reading Largest Telecom Spectrum Auction – Operators to Bid Rationally

700Mhz Spectrum Pricing Not feasible Economically – Idea Cellular CEO

700Mhz Spectrum AuctionIdea Cellular’s CEO, Himanshu Kapania hosted Analyst meet and here are the key takeaways.

Idea Cellular’s spectrum needs are more discretionary now unlike in 2014/15 and hence feels no pressure to invest in 2016 auctions; 700Mhz is not economically feasible at proposed price. Given large supply of spectrum across bands, Videocon deal didn’t make economic sense and market is overly concerned with potential impact of Reliance Jio, Continue reading 700Mhz Spectrum Pricing Not feasible Economically – Idea Cellular CEO

Will Telcos BUY 700Mhz Spectrum at TRAI’s Recommended Auction Price ?

700MHz Spectrum AuctionTRAI has recommended auctioning 700 MHz spectrum (7 blocks of 5 MHz each) along with spectrum in other bands (800, 900, 1800, 2100, 2300, and 2500). TRAI has recommended auctioning all spectrum available with the DOT and some more. Recommended reserve price for 700 MHz spectrum is US$8.5 bn for a 5 MHz block across all 22 circles. Most Telecom Operators including Reliance Jio and Airtel have responded to defer the auction until ecosystem is developed for the same. TRAI has proposed a 4X 1800 reserve price for spectrum in the 700 MHz band. It has also Continue reading Will Telcos BUY 700Mhz Spectrum at TRAI’s Recommended Auction Price ?