While all telecom operators have opted to make payments in 20 annual instalments, Bharti Airtel has paid Rs 8,312.4 crore equivalent to four annual instalments.
In the report, RIL (Reliance Industries Limited) said that Jio took major steps during 2021-22 in getting ready for 5G with its 100 per cent indigenous technology.
Adani Data Networks Ltd (ADNL), a unit of Adani Enterprises Ltd, acquired the right to use 400MHz of spectrum in the 26GHz millimetre wave band for 20 years in the auction that concluded on August 1.
The bidding price and demand for spectrum in the UP East circle flared up once again on Sunday, after the situation eased a bit on the previous day.
Billionaire Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Jio, Sunil Mittal-led Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea and a unit of billionaire Gautam Adani's flagship Adani Enterprises are in the race to bid for 5G spectrum, that offers speeds about 10 times faster than 4G and lag-free connectivity.
The government said that there was no proposal at present with the Telecom Regulatory Authority to raise the revenue sharing rate payable by telecom operators.
The spectrum auction, scheduled to start on July 26, may see aggressive bids for some frequency bands, with the entry of Adani Data Networks and established players Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel looking to strengthen their hold in the industry.
The conglomerate said its intention is not to be in the consumer mobility space but to build a private network to support all of its operations, including ports, logistics, power generation, transmission, distribution and various manufacturing operations
The government will next month auction about Rs 4.3 lakh crore worth of airwaves capable of offering fifth-generation or 5G telecom services, including ultra-high-speed internet.
The 5G auction and steps outlined for bidding will open up newer avenues for deeper penetration, access and rich user experience, Peeyush Vaish, Partner and Telecom Sector Leader, Deloitte India, said.
The sources told PTI that the Department of Telecom (DoT) is going with Trai-recommended reserve prices to the Cabinet, which will ultimately take a call on these crucial issues related to 5G spectrum auctions.
The Department of Telecom (DoT) had proposed to reserve for BSNL 10 megahertz of paired spectrum -- which means the same quantum of radiowaves for uplink and downlink -- in 600 Mhz band; 40 Mhz in 3600-3670 Mhz band; and 400 Mhz in 24 Ghz band.
Telecom operators including Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio have opposed the regulator's suggestion that companies in India be allowed to set up internal wireless networks using 5G technology like they are allowed to do in the US and Europe.
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) had recommended a base price for this frequency range and suggested that it can be used for both mobile as well as satellite services.
Industry body COAI, however, has expressed deep disappointment over Trai’s 5G recommendations, and termed the spectrum pricing suggested by the regulator as “too high”.
New Delhi, Apr 12 Trai recommendations on cut in 5G spectrum base price are incrementally positive, not transformational, some sector analysts said,..
The prepayment is for instalments due in FY2027 and FY2028, the Sunil Mittal-led telco said in a statement.
Telecom operators have demanded up to 95 per cent cut in the spectrum frequency band price.
With this trading, Jio will have 2X15MHz of spectrum in the 800MHz band in the Mumbai circle and 2X10MHz of spectrum in the 800MHz band in Andhra Pradesh and Delhi, thereby further consolidating its spectrum footprint in these circles.
NCLAT is of the view that any transfer of the licence that may happen if the corporate debtor is acquired by a third party as part of an insolvency proceeding will only be permitted if the dues for such licence are cleared. Vodafone Idea owes the government Rs 96,270 crore in spectrum payment dues
Nearly Rs 15,900cr of non-adjusted gross revenue (AGR) spectrum dues become payable from April 2022.
It will help the railways to shift towards the Automatic Train Protection system. This system, among many other things, can monitor the speed of trains and activate emergency brakes. The new spectrum will also help the railways to increase the line capacity to accommodate more trains using the existing infrastructure.
4G spectrum will help improve passenger safety, increase train speeds and streamline operations
“It is unlikely that auctions will happen this year and will get postponed. The focus currently is on keeping networks stable,” a senior government official said.
Bidders acquired spectrum bands of 800 Mhz, 900 Mhz, 1800 Mhz, 2100 Mhz and 2300 Mhz.