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India’s Broadband Wireless Auction Ends; Operator & Circlewise Results

Our BWA Auction Results coverage brought to you by One97 Communications. Lets Get Talking! After 16 days and 117 rounds of bidding, India’s Broadband Wireless Access spectrum auction is over: the results are provisional, and subject to government approval. The Indian government has managed to raise Rs. 38,543.31 crores from the auction, short of the estimated Rs. 40,000 crore, with Rs. 25,695.54 crores from private telecom operators, and Rs. 12,847.77 crores from the state owned telecom operators BSNL and MTNL. The two circles of Delhi and Mumbai together accounted for 35.29% of the total money raised, while the top five circles – Delhi, Mumbai, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh account for 71.65% of the bids. Download a printable version of the chart below (pdf) All the results, in one chart: Also download: A similar chart for 3G Auction Results (pdf) Telecom Operator-wise Results Infotel: - Question coming in from a reader - "who are these Infotel guys?" Update: Infotel has been acquired by Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries for $1 Bn. Details here, but details on who exactly owns Infotel remain sketchy. - Infotel is the only telecom operator to have won pan-India spectrum in the auction, apart from the BSNL-MTNL combine, across 22 circles - Will have to pay the government Rs. 12847.77 crore, approximately $2.7 Bn Qualcomm - After Infotel, probably the most interested spectrum acquisition of all. Qualcomm has won spectrum in Delhi and Mumbai, alongwith Kerala and Haryana - Qualcomm will pay the Indian government Rs.…

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