Videocon Telecom will be bidding the upcoming spectrum auctions for additional 2 Mhz spectrum each for the Punjab and Madhya Pradesh/Chhattisgarh Telecom circles. Videocon Telecom currently holds 4.4 Mhz spectrum in Punjab and 5 Mhz spectrum in Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh.
The company has been consistently recording highest % growth in Net subscriber addition in all its operational circles and has been among the Top 3 players in Subscriber Net additions consecutively for last 5 months.
The telco already nearing peak capacity utilization in some pockets/cities given fast growing traffic is seeing merit in acquiring additional spectrum instead of deploying more sites, given trade-off between capex & opex for new sites and the fact that there are many limitations including local MC permissions & inter-site distance etc. Further considering long term business perspective, the option of acquiring additional spectrum promises to be more effective.
Videocon Telecom will soon be rolling out 4G LTE FDD services. The additional spectrum in Punjab telecom circle, being a liberalized one, will also give the operator the option to offer 4G services using the narrowband FDD technology in Punjab as well.