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Results of Indian 3G Spectrum Auction Announced
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India’s telecoms regulator (DoT) has announced the results of the auction for 3G frequencies. Bharti Airtel, Reliance Communications and Aircel have gained spectrum in 13 circles at the price of INR123 billion (US$2.6 billion), INR85.9 billion and INR65 billion respectively. Idea has won spectrum in 11 circles for INR57.7, while Vodafone Essar and Tata and have won licences in nine circles paying respectively INR116.17 billion and INR5.8 billion. Combined with fees expected to be paid for by state-run telcos BSNL and MTNL for their pre-awarded 3G spectrum, the auction has generated INR677.19 billion (US$14.5 billion) for the Indian government. None of the nine participants has secured spectrum in all of the country’s 22 circles, which would be necessary to deploy a nationwide 3G network.

3G Auction daily public report

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Round information

Date 19 May 2010

Number of Clock Rounds completed today 3

Total number of Clock Rounds completed to date 183

The Auction ended after 183 Rounds

Auction Results

The Auction results are provisional and subject to approval by the Government.

The following table provides the summary of the auction results:

3G Auction – Provisional Results

Service Area Winning    Price (Rs crore) Successful Bidder            Frequency *(in MHz)

Delhi                                     3,316.93              Vodafone                   1959-1964
3,316.93               Bharti                                    1969-1974
3,316.93               Reliance                                1974-1979

Mumbai                               3,247.07               Reliance                     1959-1964
3,247.07               Vodafone                              1969-1974
3,247.07               Bharti                                   1974-1979

Maharashtra                      1,257.82                Tata                           1959-1964
1,257.82               Idea                                     1969-1974
1,257.82               Vodafone                              1974-1979

Gujarat                                 1,076.06             Tata                           1959-1964
1,076.06               Vodafone                              1969-1974
1,076.06               Idea                                     1974-1979

Service Area Winning    Price (Rs crore)       Successful                Bidder Frequency *(in MHz)

Andhra Pradesh               1,373.14                 Bharti                         1959-1964
1,373.14               Idea                                    1969-1974
1,373.14               Aircel                                   1974-1979

Karnataka                            1,579.91             Tata                            1959-1964
1,579.91               Aircel                                   1969-1974
1,579.91               Bharti                                  1974-1979

Tamil Nadu                         1,464.94              Bharti                          1959-1964
1,464.94               Vodafone                            1969-1974
1,464.94               Aircel                                  1974-1979

Kolkata                                 544.26               Vodafone                     1959-1964
544.26                   Aircel                                 1969-1974
544.26                   Reliance                             1974-1979

Kerala                                   312.48               Idea                            1959-1964
312.48                   Tata                                   1969-1974
312.48                   Aircel                                 1974-1979

Punjab                                  322.01               Idea                            1959-1964
322.01                   Reliance                             1964-1969
322.01                   Tata                                   1969-1974
322.01                   Aircel                                 1974-1979

Haryana                               222.58                Idea                            1959-1964
222.58                   Tata                                   1969-1974
222.58                   Vodafone                            1974-1979

Uttar Pradesh (E)             364.57                   Aircel                           1959-1964
364.57                   Idea                                   1969-1974
364.57                   Vodafone                            1974-1979

Service Area Winning    Price (Rs crore) Successful Bidder            Frequency * (in MHz)

Uttar Pradesh (W)           514.04                    Bharti                          1959-1964
514.04                   Idea                                   1969-1974
514.04                   Tata                                   1974-1979

Rajasthan                            321.03               Reliance                        1959-1964
321.03                   Bharti                                1969-1974
321.03                   Tata                                  1974-1979

Madhya Pradesh              258.36                   Idea                             1959-1964
258.36                   Reliance                            1969-1974
258.36                   Tata                                  1974-1979

West Bengal                      123.63                 Bharti                            1959-1964
123.63                   Reliance                            1964-1969
123.63                   Vodafone                          1969-1974
123.63                   Aircel                                1974-1979

Himachal Pradesh           37.23                    Bharti                             1959-1964
37.23                     STel                                 1964-1969
37.23                     Idea                                 1969-1974
37.23                     Reliance                           1974-1979

Bihar                                     203.46             STel                               1959-1964
203.46                   Bharti                               1964-1969
203.46                   Reliance                            1969-1974
203.46                   Aircel                                1974-1979

Orissa                                   96.98               STel                               1959-1964
96.98                     Aircel                               1969-1974
96.98                     Reliance                           1974-1979

Assam                                   41.48              Reliance                          1959-1964
41.48                     Bharti                              1969-1974
41.48                     Aircel                              1974-1979

 

Service Area Winning    Price (Rs crore) Successful Bidder            Frequency * (in MHz)

North East                           42.30                     Aircel                        1959-1964
42.30                     Bharti                                    1969-1974
42.30                     Reliance                               1974-1979

Jammu & Kashmir           30.30                     Idea                              1959-1964
30.30                     Aircel                                     1964-1969
30.30                     Reliance                               1969-1974
30.30                     Bharti                                    1974-1979

* Note: The above frequencies are Uplink frequencies.