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BWA Auction, Pan-India Price Is Rs. 11518 Cr On Day 13; 69% Of 3G Price


The average price increase per round on Day 13 of India’s Broadband Wireless Access Auction went up for the third day in a row to Rs. 86.58 crore per round. At the end of the 10 rounds held on the day, the pan-India spectrum price was Rs. 11517.90 crore, up 8.13% from day 12. What’s remarkable is that though the base price of BWA spectrum was half of that of 3G, the BWA pan-India spectrum price is now 68.76% of the final Pan-India 3G spectrum price. The pan-India price is now 6.582 times the base price of Rs. 1750 crore, up Rs. 9767.90 after 102 rounds. The average price increase per round has been Rs. 95.76 crore

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The Indian government stands to make at least Rs. 34,553.70 from the BWA auction – Rs. 23,035.80 crore from the private telecom operators, Rs. 7582.70 crore from BSNL, and Rs. 3935.20 crore from MTNL. Remember that, yesterday, MTNL issued a tender notice seeking a loan of Rs. 4000 crore to pay for BWA spectrum.

- Excess demand was reported for Delhi, Mumbai, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Bihar and Orissa. Surprisingly, the circles of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh reported deficient demand
- Delhi & Mumbai together account for 34.17% of the total bid price
- Price of Delhi went up Rs. 183.89 crore to Rs. 1942.18 crore, while Mumbai went up Rs. 188.72 crore to Rs. 1993.02 crore.

- Delhi, Mumbai, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh account for 69.98% of the total bid price
- Maximum demand was reported for Bihar and Orissa – 5 bids each, in excess by 3 bids since there are 2 slots available. Madhya Pradesh was next with 4 bids.
- In percentage terms, the price of spectrum in the Orissa circle went up by 113.16% to close up Rs. 29.24 crore at Rs. 55.08 crore.
- Price of Bihar went up 69.82% to close up Rs. 35.39 crore at Rs. 86.08 crore.

Related:
- An explanation on the auction process here
- View 3G Auction results here