December 7th, 2023 5:43 PM 1 COMMENTS

India’s Next Spectrum Auction to Take Place in Early 2024: Details

The Indian government didn't hold any spectrum auctions in the calendar year 2023. However, as per reports online, there will be one in early 2024. CNBC Awaaz is saying that the next round of spectrum auctions will take place in January, while a Business Standard report suggests it will happen in late February. Well, the government has officially not said anything, so nothing is confirmed yet. However, one spectrum auction... Read More

October 17th, 2023 1:03 PM 0 COMMENTS

When will the Next Spectrum Auction Happen in India

Indian telecom operators, including Airtel and Vodafone Idea (Vi), have airwaves that are going to expire in February 2024. Thus, they would need to participate again in the spectrum auctions to get the necessary airwaves to continue to offer mobile network services to customers. The telecom department is expected to hold the next round of spectrum auction on January 2024. This way, the telcos will be able to get access... Read More

August 29th, 2023 10:37 AM 1 COMMENTS

Next 5G Spectrum Auction in India to See Limited Demand for Airwaves

The first 5G spectrum auction in India saw telcos spending around Rs 1.5 lakh crore to get airwaves from the Department of Telecommunications (DoT). The telecom department has also set the ball rolling for the next 5G spectrum auction. While the time zone for when it will happen is unknown, there is one thing for sure, it is not going to happen in CY23. For now, the telecom department has... Read More

August 23rd, 2023 10:32 AM 0 COMMENTS

DoT Starts Work Towards the Next 5G Spectrum Auction

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has started working towards the next 5G spectrum auction. To recall, the previous 5G spectrum auction took place in mid-2022. That was the first 5G spectrum auction for India. The telcos have already rolled out 5G in many parts of the country. With another round of spectrum auctions, they will get access to more airwaves to improve 5G services and roll it out in more... Read More

July 10th, 2023 9:24 AM 0 COMMENTS

DoT to Approach TRAI for Auctioning Spectrum This Week: Report

The Department of Telecom (DoT) is expected to approach the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) this week for the auction of spectrum bands and radio waves held by telecom companies that are set to expire in 2024. According to an official source cited in a PTI report, the DoT plans to conduct the auction in the March quarter of the current fiscal year. Also Read: TRAI Releases Consultation Paper... Read More

April 6th, 2023 4:45 PM 0 COMMENTS

TRAI Releases Consultation Paper on Spectrum to be Used for Satcom Services

Spectrum is the most crucial resource that a company can get its hands on for offering communication services. Since it is a limited resource, the government offers it to the telecom and tech industry with a very deliberate and careful approach so that it doesn't get wasted. Very soon, satellite communication (satcom) players looking to offer satellite broadband services would also be seeking spectrum allocation from the government. But because... Read More

August 15th, 2022 6:52 PM 4 COMMENTS

Vodafone Idea, Airtel, Jio and Adani to Get More 5G Spectrum in Future for Auction

A project to unlock and sell an extra 5,500 MHz of 5G spectrum, valued at over Rs 35,000 crore, has been launched by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT). This occurs not long after the government received an auction revenue record of Rs 1.5 lakh crore. According to an ET Telecom report, officials claim that the Department of Transportation (DoT) has established an internal group to develop a plan for including... Read More

August 11th, 2022 5:18 PM 0 COMMENTS

5G Spectrum Auction: Bidders Get More Time to Clear Dues

5G spectrum auction for 2022 concluded on August 1. There was serious bidding, and the government generated a total of Rs 1,50,173 crore from the four bidders, including Reliance Jio, Vodafone Idea (Vi), Bharti Airtel, and Adani Data Networks Limited. The biggest bidder was, of course, Reliance Jio, followed by Airtel, Vi, and Adani. The bidders have been allocated the spectrum for 20 years. All the bidders are supposed to... Read More

August 2nd, 2022 11:40 PM 0 COMMENTS

5G Spectrum Auction: Spectrum Acquisitions of Adani Data Networks

India's 5G Spectrum Auction successfully concluded on the 1st of August. Every telco has acquired spectrum based on its needs or capabilities. There is a fourth participant from a non-telco background that participated in the spectrum auction for the first time, and everyone knows it is Adani Data Networks. We have covered spectrum acquisitions of telcos in our earlier story, and in this story, we will look into the spectrum... Read More

August 2nd, 2022 8:17 PM 0 COMMENTS

Telcos Focused on 1800 MHz Band During 5G Spectrum Auctions, Here’s Why

This particular spectrum auction was one of the biggest ever for India and its future. The amount of money spent by the telcos is the highest ever spent on spectrum auctions. This was because the telcos wanted to shift to 5G as well as the presence of relaxed payment terms. One thing that's great for the telcos is that there is no SUC on the new spectrum, and the floor... Read More

August 2nd, 2022 7:20 AM 7 COMMENTS

India 5G Spectrum Auction 2022: Spectrum Acquisitions of Airtel, Jio and Vodafone Idea Tabulated

India 5G Spectrum Auction 2022 finally concluded after a total of 40 clock rounds on August 1 with a total bid amount of Rs 1,50,173 crore. About 71% (51,236.2 MHz) of the total spectrum that was bid out has been sold. If you are following the series closely, we have already covered the spectrum understanding and related stories precisely this year. Now that the results are out, we know you... Read More

August 1st, 2022 7:27 PM 54 COMMENTS

5G Spectrum Sold During the Auction Enough for Covering India with 5G

Telecom minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said that the 5G spectrum auction 2022 saw over 71% of the spectrum getting sold. This is a remarkable figure and mostly achieved because of the big contributions from Reliance Jio. Spectrum worth Rs 1,50,173 crore was sold during the auctions. A total of 51.236 GHz of the 72.098 GHz of available airwaves were chosen by the four bidders. As per an ET Telecom report, Union... Read More

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