India’s spectrum auction closes, bids hit $17.6B

India’s spectrum auctions have come to a close, after three weeks and 115 bidding rounds, raising INR1.1 trillion ($17.6 billion) from eight operators. Almost 90 per cent of the total spectrum being auctioned off has been provisionally sold, the government said. …

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India’s spectrum auction attracts 8 operators

Eight operators in India have stepped forward to participate in the country’s long-awaited spectrum auctions next month. The bidding companies will be Aircel, Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular, Reliance Jio Infotel, Reliance Communications (RCom), Tata Teleservices, Uninor and Vodafone. Sistema Shyam …

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India’s SSTL opts not to bid in auctions

Sistema Shyam TeleServices Ltd (SSTL) announced today it will not bid in the spectrum auctions next month because of the high reserve price of the 800MHz band and other unresolved issues with the Department of Telecom (DoT) related to the …

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Asia Briefs: GSM operators call for reallocation of 800MHz band, TD-LTE connections near 100M & more

In a regular series, Mobile World Live‘s Asia Editor Joseph Waring provides a regional roundup of news snippets: GSM operators call for reallocation of 800MHz band The Cellular Operators Association of India has called on the government to reconfigure the …

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India likely to expand auction to include 3G spectrum

It looks like India’s spectrum auction in February will end up being expanded to include 3G airwaves after the defence ministry agreed to give up 5MHz of 2.1GHz spectrum. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has been pushing the …

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Asia Briefs: Singapore’s M1 moves to LTE-A, India’s DoT to consider extending spectrum deadline & more

In a regular series, Mobile World Live‘s Asia Editor Joseph Waring provides a regional roundup of news snippets: Singapore’s M1 moves to LTE-A M1 has rolled out LTE-Advanced across 95 per cent of Singapore, giving customers peak (theoretical) download speeds …

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Asia Briefs: TRAI seeks higher CDMA reserve price, Airtel loses 1M subs in Bangladesh & more

In a regular series, Mobile World Live‘s Asia Editor Joseph Waring provides a regional roundup of news snippets: TRAI seeks higher CDMA reserve price The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has called for increasing the reserve price of the CDMA …

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