Reliance Jio Infocomm to bid for mobile spectrum!

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Airtel, Idea, RCom plunge upto 6.6% as Reliance Jio raises 2G auction bar - The Economic TimesTelecom stocks slide as RIL joins the race for spectrum auction | Business Standard
Reliance Jio Infocomm joined top telcos Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India and Idea Cellular in applying to bid for spectrum in auctions beginning February 3, setting the stage for a grand fight, especially in the 900 Mhz band.By getting the spectrum, Reliance Industries would be able to launch basic mobile phone services along with its yet-to-be launched 4G venture.
RIL will join Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular as well as the local units of Vodafone Group PLC and Telenor ASA in bidding for bandwidth in the auction in February. The government aims to raise at least Rs 11000 crore through two sets of auctions, one for a national service and another for a portion of bandwidth in Delhi, Mumbai or Kolkata, collectively home to over 32 million Indians.RIL will bid to operate both nationally and in the three cities. A successful bid would mark the company's re-entry into the phone business after spinning-off its cellphone unit Reliance Communications in 2005, to brother Anil Ambani, as part of the division of the business empire built by their late father, Dhirubhai Ambani.
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heh. i guess this answers the question i was raising in the other thread.
 

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What will happened to RCOM Merged or Perished!
 


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Guyz Spectrum issued from now onwards is technologically neutral
Correct. So if Jio gets both 900 and 1800 spectrum, it can launch 2G on one and 4G on another. It can then release its 2300 spectrum. What this means is that almost all handsets that have LTE support can be used. 2300 band is supported by only a very limited number of manufacturers.
 

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So anyone who gets spectrum in this round can launch any kind of service? 2G/3G/4G/LTE/ABC/XYZ?
 


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Yes the upcoming auction is technology neutral so choice is on the operators as to which technology they want to deploy on a particular band. That includes LTE and upcoming LTE Advanced. Major impact would be when Doordarshan will empty the 700 Mhz band and operators will get the spectrum to deploy LTE as this band will offer much better indoor coverage and much larger coverage area per BTS.
 
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