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3G Auction Price Doubled In Delhi, Mumbai Cities India's Department of Telecom has doubled the reserve price for 3G spectrum auction - to Rs. 3540 crores in Delhi and Mumbai, reports CXO Today. MediaNama has been unable to locate the relevant order at the DoT's website, so we don't know the exact details yet. There's been talk of doubling of the serve price for the auction. Frankly, the government should stop delaying the 3G auction - it helps no one. EVDO services are live across metro cities anyway, and 3G is about greater bandwidth, and not much else. BSNL Shelves Tunisia Plans, Shortlists Consultants For Overseas M&A BSNL has dropped its plans to bid for telecom licence in Tunisia, contrary to what it earlier stated, saying that there won’t be enough returns on the investment. It is still interested in the African region though. (PTI) For its overseas foray, BSNL has shortlisted the following consultants: BT (India) Pvt Ltd,  Diamond Management & Technology Consultants Private Limited, Ernst & Young Pvt Ltd,  KPMG,  Mckinsey & Company, PricewaterhouseCoopers Pvt Ltd, PRTM Management Consultants India Pvt Ltd and Value Partners Consultants Pvt Ltd Bharti Airtel Claims 5 Million Subscribers In Delhi Bharti Airtel has claimed to cross 5 million subscribers in Delhi, the highest for any operator in any metro circle. They added the last million subscribers in 13 months, and can now lay claim to having more customers than the population of Singapore, Norway and UAE. Delhi has a mobile penetration of almost 100 percent. ED: telecom operators tend…

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