After SSTL, Telenor Wants Further Price Cut of Spectrum in March Auction

Following Govt’s decision of reduction in base price of spectrum in upcoming March auction, Telenor expects that further price cut is required for the sustainability and growth of the telecom sector. Earlier Sistema Shyam Teleservices also welcomes the price cut move (50% reduction in CDMA airwave base price), but expressed the same view that more price cut is necessary.


“The government has been giving right signals to industry leaders. We are hopeful that the pricing issues would be resolved and we will wait for March. But as the indications stand, the reserve price is likely to be brought down,” Telenor’s President and CEO Jon Fredrik Baksaas said. Baksaas, who was in Davos to attend the World Economic Forum, said Telenor would bring pricing issue to “the attention of decision makers”. He, however, refused to elaborate.

The government is expected to kick-off the second round of auction on March 11. The government has cut the reserve price for spectrum auction by 30 per cent, following a lack in interest from telecom operators.

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February 7, 2013 10:25 pm 10:25 PM

i want know that uninor licene in up west is valid,and how long

Kaushik Roy
February 2, 2013 9:01 am 9:01 AM


Kaushik Roy
January 30, 2013 10:09 pm 10:09 PM

Telenor will not bid for Mumbai if there is no reduction of atleast 50% in base price like CDMA.
What an Idea 4 blackmailing ?

January 30, 2013 8:24 pm 8:24 PM

shayad kabhi nahi.

Ashish gupta
January 27, 2013 11:55 pm 11:55 PM

Kya mumbai me uninor band ho jayega

January 27, 2013 9:23 pm 9:23 PM

What a drama !!!….govt should throw these two operators…they unnecessarily start price war . .now they want cheap spectrum…why???

January 28, 2013 12:39 pm 12:39 PM

+1. 🙂

January 27, 2013 8:49 pm 8:49 PM

uninor m.p. me kab ayega

January 27, 2013 12:08 pm 12:08 PM
W0W……..! what a cat mouse chase ,so full of drama just to show how much serious these operators are or govt is thinking of customers benefit eventually its all about making fool of customers and after this when all this circus is finished the only sufferer will be customer… from beginning govt. said about increasing price and this gave Operators a free hand on increasing the TARIFF,all the operators started to complain about spectrum fees and increased the tariff and the govt. is just acting as dummy like thay have no idea what these F* OPS are doing…….. Eventually after… Read more »
January 27, 2013 9:33 am 9:33 AM

Mr. Pratik aircel didn’t scale down in Rajasthan. They still countinue because they have about 30 lakhs user which is higher than other 5 to 6 well populated circles. Aircel is going to deploy new bts and gradually stoping usin icra sites.

January 26, 2013 10:52 pm 10:52 PM

there is artificial spectrum shortage in rajasthan.coz sstl(mts) holds 4.4mhz gsm spectrum in 1800 mhz band beside from 5mhz in 800mhz.they dont use n block the 4.4 mhz spectrum in 1800 mhz coz they dont hav gsm service.also aircel scaled down in rajasthan n blocked 4.4mhz mts n aircel should surrender their gsm spectrum in 1800mhz band in rajasthan

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