MOBILE CALL TARIFF/CHARGES/RATES MIGHT BE INCREASED IN INDIA SOON !


Mobile Call rates in India are among the cheapest in the world and the call rates or tariffs in India are set to rise after telecom operators bid aggressively to win airwaves in the just concluded spectrum auction. . Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea last year raised voice prices for the first time in three years. Mobile companies have also been cutting discounts previously offered to lure customers in a highly-competitive market.

The 2G spectrum auction concluded on Thursday after 68 rounds of bidding. Apart from the telecom operators that bagged rights to spectrum, the government also emerged a big winner as the auction will bring in higher-than-expected revenues.

The government will get Rs. 61,162 crore from the spectrum auction.

The telecom department had put on the block about 385 MHz of radio waves in the 1800 MHz band in 22 circles and 46 MHz in the 900 MHz band in 3 circles.

Winners in 900 MHz band

Area

Band (MHz)

Reserve Price/block
(in Rs. crore)

Winning Bid
(in Rs. crore)

Winners

Delhi

 900

360

740.96

Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, Idea Cellular

Kolkata

900

125

194.63

Bharti Airtel, Vodafone

Mumbai

900

328

563.09

Bharti Airtel, Vodafone

Winners in 1800 MHz band

The Reliance Jio bagged 1800 MHz band in 14 circles out of 22 on offer. This will help the company to not only offer data but also voice services in these regions. Reliance Jio had earlier won the rights to offer 4G broadband services across the country.

Area

Band (MHz)

Reserve Price/block
(in Rs. crore)

Winning Bid
(in Rs. crore)

Winners

Andhra Pradesh

1800

32.6

32.60

Bharti Airtel, Idea, Reliance Jio, Telewings Communications, Vodafone India

Assam

1800

1.4

7.22

Reliance Jio, Telewings Communications

Bihar

1800

7.4

8.62

Telewings Communications

Delhi

1800

43.8

72.80

Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India, Idea Cellular

Gujarat

1800

28.5

47.56

Reliance Jio, Vodafone, Idea

Haryana

1800

5.4

5.40

Idea, Vodafone

Himachal Pradesh

1800

1.2

1.20

Bharti Airtel

Jammu & Kashmir

1800

1

1.22

Aircel, Bharti Airtel

Karnataka

1800

31

31.00

Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, Idea, Reliance Jio

Kerala

1800

10.4

10.40

Idea, Vodafone, Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio

Kolkata

1800

14.6

14.60

Vodafone, Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio

Madhya Pradesh

1800

8.6

10.08

Idea, Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel

Maharashtra

1800

34.6

58.07

Reliance Jio, Idea

Mumbai

1800

41.4

54.40

Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio, Vodafone, Idea, Reliance Communications

North East

1800

1.4

1.40

Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio, Idea, Aircel

Orissa

1800

3.2

3.20

Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio

Punjab

1800

10.8

10.80

Bharti Airtel, Idea, Vodafone

Rajasthan

1800

5.2

5.20

Bharti Airtel, Aircel, Vodafone

Tamil Nadu

1800

41.6

41.60

Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel

Uttar Pradesh (East)

1800

12.2

12.80

Vodafone, Telewings Communications, Aircel

Uttar Pradesh (West)

1800

12.4

18.99

Telewings Communications

West Bengal

1800

4.2

4.92

Reliance Jio, Aircel, Bharti Airtel

 

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