Exclusive : Tata Teleservices Withdraws Bid for 800 Mhz CDMA Spectrum, No Taker For CDMA in India!

After Videocon, now India’s leading CDMA and GSM Mobile service operator Tata Teleservices is believed to have withdrawn its application for bidding of airwaves in the 800 Mhz band in 3 circles which would be used for CDMA operations as TelecomTalk ‘s multiple exclusive sources confirmed.

Few days back, Videocon has also withdrawn its bid for CDMA spectrum so as of now there will be no auction for CDMA and Govt plans for 800 Mhz spectrum auction seems flop.

On October 29, Tata Teleservices has announced as a pre-qualifier in bidding process by Department of Telecommunications (DoT). The last date for withdrawing applications is 5 November.

As per applications submitted for the auctions, the only two companies were interested in 800 mhz are Tata Teleservices (TTL) and Videcon Telecommunications. Now both has been withdrawn their bid for the 800 Mhz  CDMA spectrum.

Tata Teleservices which wants to get back the three circles it lost last time after the Supreme Court cancelled 122 licenses earlier this year. But now it seems that operator realized, CDMA is not lucrative for telecom business in India.

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

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.

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Shisenchi
Shisenchi
December 18, 2013 11:49 am 11:49 AM

its very bed news for tat employee but i think they are want to expand wifi business which just launch by tata.

Abhishek
Abhishek
December 24, 2012 1:31 am 1:31 AM

Absolutely..now a days evdo enabled omh handsets are launching in the market..I am using HTC DESIRE VC with tata indicom..experience is so far good..

s.santra
s.santra
November 19, 2012 7:52 pm 7:52 PM

tata indicom in kolkata and wb circle has bocked many old prepaid cdma customer from their service without any warning. tata says their document mismatched and not to maintain minimum top up in 6 month. now tata says all blocked customer have to opt postpaid to retain number. is it justified?

santosh
santosh
November 9, 2012 8:20 pm 8:20 PM

whatever MTS do, they can not regain those licenses, once SC verdict came means no go back.

anupam
anupam
November 8, 2012 12:15 am 12:15 AM

Sanjay Thavi :
@anupam
Problem in CDMA is that these CDMA buggers lock their handsets so people are afraid of buying CDMA handset again if lock is opened they don’t offer warranty. They do not keep good models in CDMA Shops of Tata Reliance & MTS only 2 Catagories they keep other are only on their web sites. They only keep bottom range and Smart Phone range.

THERE ARE OMH handset and OMH sim .. they are like gsm sim and open mobile buy them use them ..

Abhishek
Abhishek
December 24, 2012 1:31 am 1:31 AM

Absolutely..now a days evdo enabled omh handsets are launching in the market..I am using HTC DESIRE VC with tata indicom..experience is so far good..

Raghu
Raghu
November 7, 2012 12:56 am 12:56 AM

@Saurabh
yes let us wait and see

Sanjay Thavi
Sanjay Thavi
November 6, 2012 11:39 pm 11:39 PM

@anupam
Problem in CDMA is that these CDMA buggers lock their handsets so people are afraid of buying CDMA handset again if lock is opened they don’t offer warranty. They do not keep good models in CDMA Shops of Tata Reliance & MTS only 2 Catagories they keep other are only on their web sites. They only keep bottom range and Smart Phone range.

Sanjay Thavi
Sanjay Thavi
November 6, 2012 11:32 pm 11:32 PM

@soumo
sms START DND ON 1909

FOR STARTING DO NOT DISTURB SERVICE

2. DO NOT RECHARGE WITH TOP UP VOUCHER
INSTEAD GO FOR Seconds Pack which are cheaper and they do not loot from Pack for Ring tone or wall paper. you can get it from tatadocomo web site e.g. Rs.80/- for 12000 Sec. ie.200Min

zeeshan
zeeshan
November 6, 2012 11:01 pm 11:01 PM

Yes Bharat Sanchar will always available for people of Bharat.@Asit Paul

soumo
soumo
November 6, 2012 7:01 pm 7:01 PM

FRIEND ME USING TATA CDMA, EVERY TIME I AM GETTING MSG FROM ” MY TATA DIVE IN PLANET” GET WALLPAPER FOR RS 10. HOW CAN I STOP THAT TYPE OF MSG FROM COMING. ME USING SAMSUNG MPOWER MUZIC PHONE. PLEASE HELP .

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