Government received bids worth over Rs. 61,162 crore from "extremely successful" spectrum auction that ended Thursday after 10 days, during which eight telecom companies slugged it out for radio waves in 900MHz and 1800MHz bands, Communications Minister Kapil Sibal said.
"I am very happy to report that auction is over. The total revenue that will come to government is Rs. 61,162.22 crore. To that extent particular auction has been extremely successful," Sibal told reporters.
The government had put on the block about 385MHz of radio waves in the 1800MHz band, and 46MHz in the 900MHz band. About 78MHz remained unsold in 1800MHz. Telecom Secretary MF Farooqui said that bids worth Rs. 37,572.60 crore have come in for radio waves in 900MHz band, and Rs. 23,589.62 crore for 1800MHz band.
Companies have the option to pay 33 percent upfront for 1800MHz band, and 25 percent in case of 900MHz band.
Here's the complete list of provisional winners in the spectrum auction. Source (pdf)
Winners in 1800MHz band
Andhra Pradesh: Bharti Airtel, Idea, Reliance Jio, Telewings Communications, Vodafone India
Assam: Reliance Jio, Telewings Communications
Bihar: Telewings Communications
Delhi: Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India, Idea Cellular
Gujarat: Reliance Jio, Vodafone, Idea
Haryana: Idea, Vodafone
Himachal Pradesh: Bharti Airtel
Jammu & Kashmir: Aircel, Bharti Airtel
Karnataka: Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, Idea, Reliance Jio
Kerala: Idea, Vodafone, Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio
Kolkata: Vodafone, Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio
Madhya Pradesh: Idea, Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel
Maharashtra: Reliance Jio, Idea
Mumbai: Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio, Vodafone, Idea, Reliance Communications
North East: Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio, Idea, Aircel
Orissa: Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio
Punjab: Bharti Airtel, Idea, Vodafone
Rajasthan: Bharti Airtel, Aircel, Vodafone
Tamil Nadu: Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel
Uttar Pradesh (East): Vodafone, Telewings Communications, Aircel
Uttar Pradesh (West): Telewings Communications
West Bengal: Reliance Jio, Aircel, Bharti Airtel
Written with inputs from PTI