How operators spend on main 5G spectrum bands in India

India has completed its 5G spectrum auction on August 1, fetching bids worth Rs 150,173 crore for 71 percent of total 5G airwaves.
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Here is the breakup of the amount as well as various bands, including the 700 MHz band that has a 5-10 km range which gives good base coverage for densely-populated areas, IANS reports.

The pricey 700 MHz band saw bids worth Rs 39,270 crore.

The popular 3300MHz band saw bids worth 80,590 crore and the 1800MHz band received bids worth Rs 10,376 crore.

The 26MHz band got bids worth Rs 14,709 crore while 800 MHz band received bids worth Rs 1,050 crore.

Around Rs 650 crore went to the 2500 MHz band while Rs 349 crore went to the 900 MHz band.

The 2100 MHz airwaves got bids worth Rs 3,180 crore.

Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio emerged as the top bidder in India’s 5G spectrum auction, acquiring 24,740 MHz spectrum worth Rs 88,078 crore.

Sunil Mittal’s Bharti Airtel was the second-highest bidder with 19,867 MHz spectrum in various bands worth Rs 43,084 crore.

Vodafone Idea, at third place, received 2,668 MHz worth Rs 18,784 crore while a unit of Adani Group acquired 400 MHz spectrum in 26 GHz band worth Rs 212 crore.

India has kept about 72,098 MHz of spectrum for auction and sold 51,236 MHz.

Reliance Jio took the more expensive 700MHz in all 22 circles. The band has a range from 5-10 km which gives good base coverage.

Airtel acquired 19,867.8 MHz spectrum in 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100MHz, 3300 MHz and 26 GHz frequency bands for Rs 43,084 crore.