On day 1 of the spectrum auction, telecom organizations show interest in all frequency bands except the top rate seven hundred Mhz and 900 Mhz bands

PTIFile photograph. The 2100 Mhz used for 3G services noticed demand in nine out of 22 telecom circles such as Delhi, Rajasthan, Bihar, and UP East.

MintNew Delhi:

The united states of america’s largest-ever spectrum auction were given off to a flying begin on Saturday with the day one witnessing bids worth Rs.53,531 crore, after telecom businesses showed interest in all frequency bands besides the top class seven-hundred Mhz and 900 Mhz bands.
The public sale of airwaves on Saturday noticed total bids really worth around Rs.fifty three,531 crore at the quit of 5 rounds of bidding, official resources instructed PTI. The spectrum auction will resume on Monday.


inside the 5 rounds conducted on Saturday, operators showed excessive stage of hobby in spectrum bands of 1800Mhz, that can be used for handing over 2G/4G services, followed by way of 2100Mhz (3G/4G) band, 2500 Mhz (4G) band, 2300 Mhz (4G) and 800 Mhz (2G/4G) bands.

according to information released via the branch of Telecom after the near of day-1 bidding spherical, most of the action was seen in 1800Mhz band—in advance known as 2G spectrum—with bidding in 19 of twenty-two telecom circles together with Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Gujarat and UP (East and West).

businesses including Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, concept mobile and Reliance Jio are in the race to arm themselves with spectrum to keep competitive aspect in imparting high-quality and subsequent era cell offerings to purchasers.

The 2100 Mhz used for 3G services saw demand in nine out of twenty-two telecom circles including Delhi, Rajasthan, Bihar, and UP East.

The spectrum band of 2300Mhz and 2500Mhz which went under the hammer after six years additionally witnessed demand in diverse circles. The 800 Mhz band noticed activity in circles of Gujarat, Punjab, UP (East) and Rajasthan.