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E-auction for the BWA Spectrum


16-day long e-auction for the Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) spectrum was held from 24 May 2010 to 11 June 2010. 11 companies including Bharti Airtel, Reliance, Idea Cellular, Aircel, Vodafone and Tata Communications Internet Services had participated. Mumbai achieved the highest bid (Rs 2293 crore).

Oct 13, 2010 15:12 IST
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16-day long e-auction for the Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) spectrum was held from 24 May 2010 to 11 June 2010. 11 companies including Bharti Airtel, Reliance, Idea Cellular, Aircel, Vodafone and Tata Communications Internet Services had participated. Mumbai achieved the highest bid (Rs 2293 crore).  The second highest bid of Rs 2,241 crore was achieved by Delhi. Qualcom and Infotel won licence for both Mumbai and Delhi while Bharti and Qualcom won the bids for four broadband circles. BWA auction had two slots of 20 MHz of pan-India spectrum. Government raised around Rs 38300 crore. The Indian government had previously raised Rs. 67719 crore from the 3G auction.