Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
10-January-2015 16:15 IST
Spectrum Auction



Notice Inviting Applications (NIA) for auction of Spectrum in 2100 MHz, 1800 MHz, 900 MHz and 800 MHz bands was issued by the Department of Telecommunications on 09-01-2015.


·        The details of 2100 MHz bands would be announced later.

·        Spectrum has been put on offer in 15 Service Areas (SAs) in 1800MHz band, 17 SAs in 900MHz and 20 SAs in 800MHz band.

·        Block size is 200 KHz (Paired) in 900 MHz & 1800 MHz bands; and 1.25 MHz (Paired) in 800 MHz band.

·        Validity of Spectrum in this auction shall be 20 years.

·        There is also option of deferred payment.

·        The auction format is simultaneous, multiple-round ascending auction.

·        NIA contains detailed terms and conditions regarding reserve price, pre-qualification conditions, Earnest Money Deposit (EMD), Auction Rules etc.

·        The last date for submission of application is 6th February 2015.

·        Auction is scheduled to commence on 25th February, 2015 and will be conducted on-line on URL-

·        Total Spectrum put to auction is 103.75 MHz in 800 MHz band, 177.8 MHz in 900 MHz band and 99.2 MHz in 1800 MHz band.