Videocon Telecom To Bid additional 2 Mhz spectrum for Punjab Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh

Videocon Telecom will be bidding the upcoming spectrum auctions for additional 2 Mhz spectrum each for the Punjab and Madhya Pradesh/Chhattisgarh Telecom circles. Videocon Telecom currently holds 4.4 Mhz spectrum in Punjab and 5 Mhz spectrum in Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh.
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The company has been consistently recording highest % growth in Net subscriber addition in all its operational circles and has been among the Top 3 players in Subscriber Net additions consecutively for last 5 months.

The telco already nearing peak capacity utilization in some pockets/cities given fast growing traffic is seeing merit in acquiring additional spectrum instead of deploying more sites, given trade-off between capex & opex for new sites and the fact that there are many limitations including local MC permissions & inter-site distance etc. Further considering long term business perspective, the option of acquiring additional spectrum promises to be more effective.

Videocon Telecom will soon be rolling out 4G LTE FDD services. The additional spectrum in Punjab telecom circle, being a liberalized one, will also give the operator the option to offer 4G services using the narrowband FDD technology in Punjab as well.

This Article Was Written By: Rudradeep Biswas

Rudradeep Biswas - Senior Telecom Analyst

The happy guy RDB (stands for Rudradeep Biswas) has been writing for Telecomtalk since 2009, covering mobile operators, 3G, broadband, WiFi, 4G, LTE, telecom policies and what-not related to Indian telecom. He is by profession a doctor, did his MBBS from R.G.Kar Medical College, Kolkata.

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  • Saurabh December 26, 2013 4:33 pm, 4:33 PM

    Idea has launched a breathtaking offer in Haryana for specific customers including my number also- :D

    For just Rs.99, they are offering 450 mins of Local+STD calling on any network and along-with it 500MB of 3G data for 28 days. It seems Idea has gone crazy with best offers. I thought it has been wrongly typed by their IT team but IVRS system on 121 is also telling the same (Recharge kijiye apna mobile 99 rupaye se aur paye 450 Local aur STD minutes aur 500 MB 3G data, poorey 28 dino ke liye. Jaldi kijiye offer seemit samay tak sirf aapke number ke liye. Zyada jankari ke liye apne nikat-tam Idea showroom mein sampark karein). Idea is really counter-attacking every operator now especially Airtel who has the past of offering FTT+Data in same recharge. This one is unique as it has 450 mins of calling. Videocon recently stated offering FTT in 40, 60, 80, 90 and very next day both Airtel and Idea had same offers (ditto copy).

    One thing is sure that presence of Videocon in Haryana is making Airtel and Idea to offer some outstanding best offers in order to retain. Idea has become an operator with maximum number of cell sites 3G enabled in Haryana. I can say that in next 6 months 80% of their cell sites no matter whether in town or cities or villages will be on 3G.

    • Rama December 26, 2013 6:15 pm, 6:15 PM

      Idea is doing a great job at tamilnadu too they are providng aroung 2GB of data for just 98rs valid for 1 month but unfortunately we dont have any cheap operators over here in tamil nadu.Aircel was awesome but even aircel has recently increased it base tarrif and made it equal to that of airtel at 1.6p/sec and ftt offers for both idea and aircel start only from 100rs and airtel is even worse when it comes to ftt over here in tn airtel only starts it from 330rs for vodafone also ftt is only from 150rs.kinda amazing to see that just because of a single operator(i.e.videocon),avoid has started providing such great offers in your state

      • Saurabh December 26, 2013 7:34 pm, 7:34 PM

        @Rama, Its hard to believe but here both Idea and Airtel and even Vodafone gives FTT starting from Rs.30 under best offers. But Vodafone sucks big time as they are not giving any data offers made for you which irritates its customers. They show normal data packs under best offers. But Vodafone is leader here because of network. Revenue wise Idea and Airtel are making more than Vodafone.

        @People_from_Haryana (who read my post), Don’t recharge with 99 pack until unless you get it under best offer otherwise you will get only 175 minutes of L+N calls. This offer was available for my number and it may not be applicable for you. So please check by dialing *122# before recharge.

  • jitu December 26, 2013 8:01 am, 8:01 AM

    Just fake acqisitions
    can check their smrc and tmrc.organisation only good for heavy employees

  • jaggi December 25, 2013 10:08 pm, 10:08 PM

    very good network in punjab.

  • Kaushik Maitra December 25, 2013 9:04 pm, 9:04 PM

    When are they going to bid for Kolkata? If they bid for 10 MHz in a phase-wise manner in 900 MHz or 1800 MHz band, then nothing like it!

  • Esmail December 25, 2013 6:05 pm, 6:05 PM

    Videocon has remained tight lipped about its plans of re entering Mumbai circle, will they bid for 900MHz like they have shown intent for Delhi circle, or will it be the more abundant 1800MHz, or will it be a No show of hands like last auction, eagerly waiting to see, since Videocon is the only operator who has shown interest in offering FD-LTE till now.


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