3G Auction Results coverage brought to you by One97 Communications. Lets Get Talking about 3G! After 34 days and 183 rounds of bidding, India's 3G spectrum auction is over. The results are provisional, and subject to government approval. The Indian government has managed to raise Rs. 67,718.95 crores from the auction, with Rs. 50,968.37 crores from private telecom operators, and Rs. 16,750.58 crores from the state owned telecom operators BSNL and MTNL. The two circles of Delhi and Mumbai together account for 39.19% of the total money raised, while the top five circles - Delhi, Mumbai, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh account for 65.56% of the bids. The auction results, in a single chart: Download a printable version of the chart below (pdf) The results, by telecom operator: BSNL While it did not participate in the 3G auction, BSNL will have to pay the Indian government Rs. 10,187 crores for spectrum in 20 of the 22 circles. Its costliest circles are Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, at Rs. 4418 crores for the three circles. Bharti Airtel -- Will pay Rs. 12,295 crores for spectrum in 13 circles, the most amount spent by an operator in this auction -- Has won spectrum in: Delhi, Mumbai, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh (West), Rajasthan, West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh, Bihar, Assam, North East, Jammu & Kashmir. -- It's most expensive acquisition is spectrum in Delhi - Rs. 3316 crores, followed by Mumbai - Rs. 3247.07 crores -- Spectrum in 5…
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