5G Spectrum Auction 2022- Day 5 Report

The deadlock over 1800 MHz in UP East relents, demand falls below supply, the auction may end soon.

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So the spectrum auction completed its 5th day today. There were 7 clock rounds of bidding on the 5th day taking the total to 30 clock rounds, and the auction will continue with the 31st round on day 6. With one of the operators exiting the competitive bidding for 1800 MHz spectrum in UP East, we seem to be nearing the end of the auction.

600 MHz:

Even on day 5 there was no demand for spectrum in this band in any circle from any of the participants.

700 MHz:

No fresh demand in this band on day 5 from any operator in any circle.

800 MHz:

No fresh demand in this band on day 5 from any operator in any circle.

900 MHz:

No fresh demand in this band on day 5 from any operator in any circle.

1800 MHz:

In this band, the competitive bidding for spectrum in UP East circle finally relented, with one of the participants stepping out of the bidding. The demand in round 30 was for 50 blocks with the availability of 54 blocks, thus there will be no further price increase applicable for round 31.

2100 MHz:

No fresh demand in this band on day 5 from any operator in any circle.

2300 MHz:

Even on day 5 there was no demand for spectrum in this band in any circle from any of the participants.

2500 MHz:

No fresh demand in this band on day 5 from any operator in any circle.

3.5 GHz:

No fresh demand in this band on day 5 from any operator in any circle.

26 GHz:

No fresh demand in this band on day 5 from any operator in any circle.

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Esmail is passionate about the Telecom spectrum, Broadband data services, and video streaming devices. You can find him binge-watching shows on OTT apps while sipping a cup of coffee when not writing an article.

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JIO bids for 130 Mhz (max) in C-band and 10 Mhz in pricey band 28 for full fledged 5G play.

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  1. Many analyst say Airtel spectrum in 900 MHz band expiring in Feb 2024 that’s why Airtel is bidding heavily in 1800mhz
    My question is when spectrum is expired than spectrum will available for purchase ?

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    • Spectrum which is expiring in Feb 2024 will be put up for auction sometime in 2023, my guess for the timeframe of the next auction would be April to June 2023.

    • The government gives one more chance to the operators to bid in any other circles in any other bands if they feel like it. On Monday if the round goes empty with no new bids then it will be declared as officially over and the provisional results will be out by afternoon itself.

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