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Round-up: 2G spectrum auction and its effect on consumers

The 2G spectrum auction for the 900 MHz and 1800 MHz frequency bands to offer better 2G services ended for the Telecom operators.

Department of Telecom has concluded the 2014 2G Spectrum Auction. It had put up block of 46 MHz in the 900 MHz frequency band in three major circle – Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai. Whereas the 385 Mhz block was offered for the 1800 MHz frequency band in 22 circles across India.

The Department of Telecom had put up block of 46 MHz in the 900 Mhz frequency band in three major circle – Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai. Whereas the 385 Mhz block was offered for the 1800 Mhz frequency band in 22 circles across India.
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The auction helped the government earn Rs 61,162.22 crore. However, now concerns are now being raised by the telecom analysts about the impending hike in mobile phone tariffs as operators will try to pass on some financial burdens to consumers. But with essential spectrum in their kitty, these telecom operators would be offering improved connectivity and services across their respective circles in times to come.

For easier understanding, we have classified the results as per the Telecom Operators. The winners of the 900 Mhz frequency band –

Bharti Airtel – Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai

Vodafone – Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai

Idea Cellular – Delhi

For the 1800 MHz frequency band winners that will offer the services in respective circles –

Bharti Airtel:

Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala, Kolkata, Madhya Pradesh, Mumbai, North East, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal.

Vodafone:

Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Kerala, Kolkata, Mumbai, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, and Uttar Pradesh (East).

Reliance Jio Infocomm:

Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Delhi, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Kolkata, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Mumbai, North East, Orissa, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal.

Idea Cellular:

Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Mumbai, North East, Punjab.

Reliance Communications:– Mumbai

Aircel:

Jammu & Kashmir, North East, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh (East) and West Bengal

Telewings Communications:

Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh (East) and Uttar Pradesh (West)

These are provisional results, which means the Government is yet to approve them.

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