5G spectrum auction

Govt likely to mop up Rs 17,873 crore from 5G spectrum auction this fiscal

As per the 5G auction modalities, the participants were given the option to pay the dues in 20 equal annual instalments; they can pay the entire amount or part of it upfront.

published on : 18th August 2022

Reticent spectrum bidders, ‘scam-talk’ mark 5G rollout

With the completion of the auctions for 5G spectrum, India is well on the way to the next level of the telecommunication revolution.

published on : 7th August 2022

Reliance Jio leads 5G spectrum auction with Rs 88,078 crore: IT minister

Reliance Jio took the more expensive 700MHz in all 22 circles; the band has a range from 5-10 km which gives good base coverage.

published on : 1st August 2022

5G spectrum auctions enter day three; 10th round of bidding underway

On Wednesday, the auctions garnered Rs 1.49 lakh crore as aggressive bidding across multiple bands by players like Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel sustained the tempo.

published on : 28th July 2022

5G spectrum auction: Government receives Rs 1.45 lakh crore bid on first day

Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel, along with cash-strapped Vodafone Idea (VIL) and new entrant Adani Data Networks, have put in bids so far.

published on : 27th July 2022

5G spectrum auction: Rs 1.45 lakh crore bids by Jio, Airtel, others on Day 1 

The 3300 MHz & 26 GHz bands attracted strong bids. The telecom minister described the participation of four bidders as strong. The bids exceeding all expectations and surpassing 2015 records, he said.

published on : 26th July 2022

5G auctions begin on July 26; private networks get level-playing field

The Cabinet ignored the demand of telecom operators to reduce the base price of spectrum and not allow private enterprises to have their own 5G network.

published on : 16th June 2022

5G auction to increase telcos’ debt: Analysts

ICRA predicts participation in the auction to be about Rs 1.0-1.1L cr, in which upfront payment is likely to be Rs 10K cr

published on : 16th June 2022

Trai recommends 35-40 per cent cut in base price of 5G spectrum 

Giving in to the demands of Telecom Service Providers, the telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has recommended cutting the base price of 5G airwaves in 5G spectrum auction. 

published on : 12th April 2022