DoT Issues Final List Of Bidders For 1800 MHz GSM Spectrum Auction

India’s Department of Telecommunications (DoT) today issues final list of bidders for 1800 MHz GSM Spectrum Auction. There are only five players Airtel, Vodafone, Videocon, Idea Cellular and Telewings (Telenor -Uninor) left in the race for GSM spectrum.

There are no bidders left for 800 Mhz CDMA spectrum as Tata Teleservices (Tata Docomo CDMA) and Videocon Telecomminications withdrawing thier application as earlier we shared on TelecomTalk. Tata Teleservices had applied to participate in the auction for CDMA spectrum in three circles. Videocon, the only other applicant for CDMA spectrum in 10 circles, has already withdrawn from the auction.

Another CDMA operators Reliance Communications (Rcom) and Sistema Shyam (MTS India) have already stayed away from the auctions entirely.

With this new development in CDMA segment MTS India could gain from this. The exit of Videocon and Tata Teleservices could strengthen its argument that its licences should be restored since it had applied for CDMA spectrum for which there was no demand. Sistema Shyam Teleservices (SSTL – MTS India) ‘s licences were canceled by the Supreme Court along with those of other players given 122 licences in 2008 in its 2G verdict.

The 2G spectrum auction is to take place on November 12 and the final list of bidders to be announced on November 6. This will be followed by a mock auction on November 7 and 8 and thereafter the e-auction of 1,800 MHz band will take place on November 12.

Another interesting thing is that, now Only 5 bidders remain for GSM auction so incumbent operators like Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular can easily mange or try that auction to get over at a low bid price because they have to pay a one time spectrum fee based on the final bid price in this auction, at the time of  renewal of their 20 years old Pan India 2G GSM spectrum.

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LOKESH
LOKESH
November 10, 2012 6:12 pm 6:12 PM

Will Uninor continue their service in INDIA?

V.P.Guru
V.P.Guru
November 8, 2012 2:11 pm 2:11 PM
Saurabh : @V.P Guru, Movement in stock price of teleco or any other company don’t depend only on one factor. So, you can’t say if operators reports addition of customers, its company’s stock price will appreciate just because of it. As an analyst or investor we have to analyze numerous things which include both fundamentals and technicals of a company. We all know that telecom as a whole is going through worst time in a decade and same can be confirmed by looking at stock prices of listed companies like Airtel, MTNL, Idea Cellular, Reliance Comm or Shyam Tele etc.… Read more »
Saurabh
Saurabh
November 8, 2012 10:39 am 10:39 AM
@V.P Guru, Movement in stock price of teleco or any other company don’t depend only on one factor. So, you can’t say if operators reports addition of customers, its company’s stock price will appreciate just because of it. As an analyst or investor we have to analyze numerous things which include both fundamentals and technicals of a company. We all know that telecom as a whole is going through worst time in a decade and same can be confirmed by looking at stock prices of listed companies like Airtel, MTNL, Idea Cellular, Reliance Comm or Shyam Tele etc. The debt… Read more »
Balachandran k
Balachandran k
November 7, 2012 10:26 pm 10:26 PM

Will tata docomo continue their service in tamil nadu???

Ricky
Ricky
November 7, 2012 9:49 pm 9:49 PM
Saurabh : KM : Ricky : Can anyone please explain what is “Earnest money deposit”, “Initial Eligibility Points” and “Net Worth”. What is the meaning of this terms? +1 Earnest Money- The money a buyer deposits to the seller showing buyers’s good faith in a transaction. For example- You want to buy a property which is worth Rs.1 crore and you deposit some money with the seller say Rs.5 Lakhs. This 5 percent amount is the Earnest Money Deposit with the seller which is showing buyer is intended to buy that property. Net Worth- Net worth of an individual or… Read more »
V.P.Guru
V.P.Guru
November 7, 2012 8:30 pm 8:30 PM

To avoid competition, they shown there is certain fall in customer base… Next month onward they may show there is rise in customer base to increase share value and get huge loan…

Abhishek Dutta
Abhishek Dutta
November 7, 2012 2:37 pm 2:37 PM

It seems that, most of the telcos are less interested and There wont be any new foreign players, who wants to bid either…

Saurabh
Saurabh
November 7, 2012 2:01 pm 2:01 PM
Telewings (or Uninor) EM deposit shows they have chosen 9 circles but EP shows that, there is 1 more B category circle. But in case they drop out Mumbai or any A category circle, they can use their eligibility points for other circles. As far as Videocon is concerned, they have deposited Rs.648 crores as EM and have and EP of 788 points which indicate 1 A category circle (EP-200), 8 B category circles (EP- 400) and 6 C category circles (EP-128) and one more circle as 60 EP gets left which may be Kolkata. If that’s the case they… Read more »
Saurabh
Saurabh
November 7, 2012 1:26 pm 1:26 PM
KM : Ricky : Can anyone please explain what is “Earnest money deposit”, “Initial Eligibility Points” and “Net Worth”. What is the meaning of this terms? +1 Earnest Money- The money a buyer deposits to the seller showing buyers’s good faith in a transaction. For example- You want to buy a property which is worth Rs.1 crore and you deposit some money with the seller say Rs.5 Lakhs. This 5 percent amount is the Earnest Money Deposit with the seller which is showing buyer is intended to buy that property. Net Worth- Net worth of an individual or a company… Read more »
shashee
shashee
November 7, 2012 12:24 pm 12:24 PM

anybody tell me whether videocon going to shutdown? as they saying technical problem no body cant recharge stvs.

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