Reliance Jio acquires 269.2 MHz spectrum in auction to become the largest holder of liberalised airwaves in the country

Reliance Jio the new entrant in the telecom space has announced its acquisition of a fresh 269.2 MHz of airwaves across the 850/1800/2300 MHz bands and has perhaps emerged to be the only operator which managed to bag some spectrum in either of the bands in all 22 circles in the recently concluded auction. With this, the operator has emerged to be the largest holder of liberalised spectrum in the country.


RJIL has renewed its expiring spectrum in 850 MHz band in Gujarat circle and purchased additional spectrum in the 850 MHz, 1800 MHz and 2300 MHz bands at 6.5% premium to reserve price. Through this acquisition, RJIL’s total spectrum footprint has increased to 1,108 MHz (UL+DL) with an average life of over 16 years. Thus making it the largest holder of liberalised spectrum pan India.

Service Area 800 MHz band


1800 MHz band


2300 MHz band


Andhra Pradesh 10.00
Assam 10.00
Bihar 5.00 10.00
Delhi 10.00
Gujarat 5.00 10.00
Haryana 1.00
Himachal Pradesh 5.00 10.00
Jammu & Kashmir 10.00
Karnataka 10.00
Kerala 10.00
Kolkata 10.00
Madhya Pradesh 10.00
Maharashtra 10.00
Mumbai 10.00
North East 10.00
Odisha 10.00
Punjab 3.75 5.20
Rajasthan 5.00
Tamil Nadu 10.00
Uttar Pradesh (East) 1.25 3.40
Uttar Pradesh (West) 5.00
West Bengal 5.00 10.00
Total 15.00 39.60 160.00

Shri Mukesh D Ambani, Chairman, Reliance Industries said We have expanded our spectrum footprint thereby significantly enhancing capacity of our all-IP data strong network and ensuring world class services for all Indians. Jio is committed to taking India to global digital leadership by bringing the power of data to all Indians.”

RJIL’s spectrum footprint ensures availability of spectrum in all the three bands across the country and enhances its network capacity at negligible incremental capital and operating expenditure. The payment to be made for the right to use of this technology agnostic spectrum for a period of 20 years is Rs. 13,672 crore.

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October 8, 2016 11:25 pm 11:25 PM

The big problem with reliance group is these people never reveal any information to their customers, if there are any upgrade, down time on their network.

This is the main drawback of this company, they will not get trust from public…….

October 8, 2016 3:16 pm 3:16 PM

A bIG TROLL to these kind of users who think shit like this… as if magics will happen.

October 8, 2016 11:13 pm 11:13 PM

Hahaha. The joke is,
Ambani’s pocket is so deep, you can actually see oil pouring out of it.

Kirti Delhi
October 7, 2016 7:32 pm 7:32 PM

Only Vodafone Bought 2 MHz (to make a complete chunk of 10MHz) of Band 3 in Delhi out of 12.8 available, such a shame to Jio operating narrow speed of 3-5 Mbps on Band 3 in Delhi

October 7, 2016 9:09 pm 9:09 PM

Its jio+ reliance+ Aircel+ mts

Kirti Delhi
October 7, 2016 9:49 pm 9:49 PM

Fool! Rel+aircel+mts don’t have spectrum to add up into 1800mhz band for 4G

Kiran Fernandes
October 7, 2016 11:22 pm 11:22 PM
Rcom shared 1.25MHz and Jio already had 3.75MHz in Delhi on the 850MHz band. And in 1800, Jio already has 5.4MHz spectrum in that band, so literally, Jio has 5MHz in both bands in Delhi. And 30MHz in the 2300 MHz band. So nothing to worry as bands 3 and 5 are merged(Carrier Aggregation) to get 10MHz combined. So you should get about 40 to 50Mbps on bands 3 and 5 combined, and 70Mbps on band 40 for now, and when Jio implements the other 10MHz they got in by his spectrum for band 40, you should get over 100Mbps.
October 8, 2016 10:15 am 10:15 AM

My phone only supports 1800 band and 2300 band how will it work after carrier aggregation is implemented by Jio because carrier aggregation byjio is between 1800 band 850 band?

Kirti Delhi
October 8, 2016 9:56 am 9:56 AM

Usually phones below ?20000 don’t support above cat4 so CA is useless for majority of handsets, next coming to 2300 MHz can’t penetrate multi floored concreted slabs & walls of conjusted cities like Delhi
If Jio really wanted to serves high speed they’d have bought more spectrum in Band 3 & 5 in Delhi which went unsold.
*In UK Three gives 80 Mbps on 800 MHz band on 20 MHz bandwidth.

October 8, 2016 10:39 pm 10:39 PM

Ha Ha… You are wrong all snapdragon processor starting with SD210 supports CA (2*10) for a long time. You can get such phones at just 5000 Rs. Redmi 3S has SD 430 which supports CA. Dont be in dark ages, upgrade your knowledge.

Kirti Delhi
October 8, 2016 10:47 pm 10:47 PM

Oh didn’t knew LOL Redmi 3s supports only cat 4, read my comment properly first & them come up with another next time.