The 2016 spectrum auctions concluded today after 31 rounds of bidding. Total value of bids at end were Rs 65,789 crore, instead of the Rs 5,60,000 crore expected by the government, based on the reserve prices set by the TRAI in late January. Only 965 MHz of the total 2,354.55 MHz of spectrum was sold, which is around 40%. Telecom Operator-wise results (no updates from Aircel, Tata Docomo, and RCOM, and Vodafone and Idea have given limited information) 1. Reliance Jio: acquired 269.2 MHz of spectrum across the 800 MHz, 1800 MHz and the 2300 MHz band, paying Rs 13,672 crore. The details: 800 MHz - Paid a total of Rs 3,623 crore for 15.00 MHz of the 800 MHz band. - acquired this spectrum across circles including Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh (East). 1800 MHz - Acquired 39.60 MHz of the 1800…
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