India gets $8 billion worth telecoms spectrum bids on auction's first day

India gets $8 billion worth telecoms spectrum bids on auction's first day
 

India started its biggest ever telecoms airwaves auction on Saturday, receiving 535.31 billion rupees ($8.04 billion) worth of bids on the first day of the sale, a senior government official said.
Market leaders Bharti Airtel Ltd, Vodafone's local unit and Idea Cellular Ltd are pitted against new entrant Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd in the battle for airwaves to boost their high-speed data services in what is the world's second-biggest market by mobile phone subscriptions.
The total value of the airwaves put on the block is estimated to be worth $84 billion based on the auction reserve price... read more

 
1 October 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 42
Source: Reuters
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