4G hopefuls already look ahead to Thailand’s next auction

NEW BLOG: Thailand’s long-delayed 4G spectrum auctions finally look like they are set to move ahead at the end of the year despite calls from various agencies to push the sale back to give the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission …

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Thai committee wants auctions delayed to free up 4G spectrum

A special committee has called for Thailand’s telecoms regulator to push back the long-delayed 4G auctions by a few months to give it more time to free up additional spectrum bands. Currently just two 12.5MHz slots of 1.8GHz spectrum are …

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India’s top 3 operators account for 85% of auction spend

India’s largest three mobile operators have committed to spending a total of INR895 billion ($14.3 billion) – 85 per cent of the record INR1.1 trillion ($17.6 billion) the government will generate from the auction of four spectrum bands. Bharti Airtel, …

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Vodafone India expands 3G spectrum base, spends $4B

Vodafone India announced that it will pay INR258.1 billion ($4.12 billion) to acquire a total of 78.4MHz of spectrum in 12 regions, or “circles”. India’s spectrum auction, which closed earlier this week after three weeks of bidding, will bring in …

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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 Focus: Auctions enter 4th week, attract $17B in bids; Delhi asks IT ministry to block taxi-hailing apps & more

Mobile World Live’s Asia editor Joseph Waring provides a regular update on developments in the second-largest mobile market in the world: Auctions enter 4th week, attract $17B in bids India’s spectrum auctions, after three weeks and 110 bidding rounds, have …

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Thai 4G auctions to go ahead in August

Thailand’s military government stated that the country’s long-delayed 4G spectrum auctions will go ahead as scheduled and that the telecoms regulator is prepared to hold the sale within five months. In late February the government said the auctions would not …

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India’s spectrum auction tops $16B after 8 days

India’s spectrum auctions, after eight days and 49 bidding rounds, have brought in bids worth INR1.02 trillion ($16.27 billion) from eight operators. About 86 per cent of the total spectrum being auctioned off has been provisionally sold, Telecomtalk.info said. The …

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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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