March 2nd, 2021 9:05 PM 137 COMMENTS

Reliance Jio Acquires Spectrum in 800 MHz, 1800 MHz and 2300 MHz Bands Worth Rs 57,123 Crore

Telecom operator Reliance Jio said it has acquired spectrum in three bands- 800 MHz, 1800 MHz and 2300 MHz at the Spectrum Auction 2021. The purchased spectrum, according to Reliance Jio, is worth Rs 57,123 crore (subject to DoT confirmation. With this new spectrum, Jio increases its footprint by 55% to 1717 MHz and has the largest spectrum holding in Sub-GHz and 2300 MHz bands. Starting this July, Reliance Jio's... Read More

March 2nd, 2021 4:17 PM 69 COMMENTS

Spectrum Auction 2021 : Airtel Band Wise Purchase Data, Full Details

The spectrum auctions 2021 concluded recently with Airtel spending Rs 18,699 crores for acquiring 355.45 MHz of spectrum across 2300 MHz, mid-band, and Sub GHz band. The telco is looking to enhance its network quality and has said that it will be able to cover 90 million more users across the rural areas of India with the new spectrum. We have broken down the spectrum purchases of Airtel across different... Read More

March 1st, 2021 8:35 PM 160 COMMENTS

Spectrum Auction 2021 Day 1: 65% of 800 MHz Band Sold, Rs 77,146 Crore Revenue and More

The day one of Spectrum Auction 2021 is now over and the DoT has released the bids it received so far today. Unlike what was expected, the government received winning bids worth Rs 77,146 crore from the three telecom operators who participated in the bidding today. The government expected bids of around Rs 45,000 crore, but telcos have exceeded the expectations in this auction. Airwaves sold in the 800 MHz... Read More

March 1st, 2021 10:31 AM 27 COMMENTS

Spectrum Auction 2021: Reliance Jio Expected to Be the Aggressive Player

The much-awaited Telecom Spectrum Auction 2021 will be taking place later today. The top three telcos- Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea are confirmed to place their bids. On the one hand, we have Reliance Jio which is expected to go aggressive in the spectrum auction because the telco's liberalised spectrum in the 850 MHz frequency band is set to expire this year across several circles. The liberalised spectrum... Read More

January 12th, 2021 3:00 PM 0 COMMENTS

Bharti Airtel to Spend Rs 9800 Crore in Spectrum Auction: HSBC

HSBC Global Research in a report on Monday said that it expects Bharti Airtel to invest Rs 9800 crores in the upcoming spectrum auction. The independent research firm with a “strong focus” on the emerging markets said that it doesn’t expect the wireless operators to purchase the entire spectrum set for renewal. HSBC also said that Airtel is set to witness an improvement in its average revenue per user (ARPU)... Read More

January 7th, 2021 6:08 PM 4 COMMENTS

Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea Set to Only Partially Renew Expiring Spectrum

ICICI Securities, a subsidiary of ICICI Bank on Thursday said that it expects Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea to “renew their expiring spectrum only partially” in the upcoming spectrum auctions. The firm engaged in the broking and distribution of financial products in a report said that Airtel and Vodafone Idea currently have “excess spectrum holding.” The report is on the heels of the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) in a notice... Read More

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