India’s BWA Auction Ends, Infotel is Pan-India Winner

By June 11th, 2010 AT 2:01 PM

India’s auction for Auction for Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) licence ended today with bids for pan-India licence touching Rs 12,850 crore with the government clocking a total revenue of Rs.38,543.31 crore.

According to the provisional results announced by Department of Telecommunications (DoT) telecom biggies Vodafone Essar, Idea Cellular Tata Communication and Reliance Wimax Ltd have opted out of the race. The Infotel Broadband Services has won bid for all the 22 circles while Aircel won 8, Bharti Airtel and Qualcomm won in 4 circles, Tikona in 5 and Augere 1 circle.

The State operators BSNL and MTNL, which have already been given spectrum, ahead of the private players, will have to pay the equivalent of the winning bid in each service area.

According to the International Telecommunication Union, BWA can deliver download speed of 100 mbps to 1 gbps. However till date download speed of 70 mbps have been achieved in lab condition.

Leading telecom players Bharti Airtel, Reliance Wimax Ltd, Idea Cellular, Aircel, Augere Mauritius, Qualcomm, Infotel Broadband Services, Spice Internet Service Provider, Tata Communications, Tikona Digital Networks and Vodafone Essar  participated in the BWA auction to acquire the two slots on offer.

The List of BWA Winners (Private Operators )-:



Telecom Circle Successful Operator Winning Price (Rs crore)
Delhi Infotel and Qualcomm 2,241.02
Mumbai Infotel and Qualcomm 2,292.95
Maharashtra- Goa Bharti Airtel and Infotel 915.64
Gujarat Infotel and Tikona 613.85
Andhra Pradesh Aircel and Infotel 1,059.12
Karnataka Infotel and Bharti Airtel 1,543.25
Tamil Nadu Infotel and Aircel 2,069.45
Kolkata Infotel and Bharti Airtel 523.20
Kerala Infotel and Qualcomm 258.67
Punjab Bhari Airtel and Infotel 332.27
Haryana Infotel and Qualcomm 119.90
UP East Tikona and Infotel 142.50
UP West Tikona and Infotel 183.87
Rajasthan Tikona and Infotel 97.32


Augere and Infotel 124.66
West Bengal Infotel and Aircel 70.97
Himachal Pradesh Tikona and Infotel 20.66
Bihar Infotel and Aircel 99.28
Orissa Aircel and Infortel 63.63
Assam Aircel and Infortel 33.02
North East Infotel and Aircel 21.27
Jammu and Kashmir Aircel and Infotel 21.27

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Vodafone is becoming the no. 1 service provider in Assam. It’s service is best ever than the other operators. In rural areas, there is no network facility and so the other operators covering the site in stead of Vodafone. I requested the authority to have a kind attention in this regard but failed. Can we hope for better service?


I don’t think so LTE will rock in india….sure it will take some time.. LTE main focus for DATA…if we speak about data,data usage is very less…still Indian prices are More for data usage…. we will see…

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