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BWA auction: pan-India total reaches Rs 52.45 billion on day 4

NEW DELHI: The auction for Bandwidth Access (BWA) showed slow but steady increase on the fourth day today by registering a pan-India total of Rs 52.45 billion against the base price of Rs 17.5 billion.


Five service centres – Delhi, Mumbai, rest of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, and Karnataka – closed their bids on the fourth day after 24 rounds today with Rs 6,129.6 million. Tamil Nadu had a bid of Rs 5,988.8 million.
 
Kolkata had a bid of Rs 2,762.8 million, while Punjab closed on Rs 2,083.4 million, and Kerala had a bid of Rs 1,330.6 million. West Uttar Pradesh had a bid of Rs 1,110.6 million, with Madhya Pradesh at Rs 662.3 million and Bihar at Rs 163.7 million.


The bids for Gujarat, east Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Orissa, Himachal Pradesh, Assam, North-East, and Jammu and Kashmir remained unchanged for the fourth day. Many of these states will not see much change with no applications for price increment for tomorrow’s rounds.  
 
The telecom operators in the race are Aircel, Augere (Mauritius) Limited, Bharti Airtel, Infotel Broadband Services Private Limited, Qualcomm Incorporated, Reliance WiMax Limited, Spice Internet Service, Provider Private Limited, Tata Communications Internet Services Limited, Tikona Digital Networks Private Limited and Vodafone Essar Limited.


The successful bidders would be allowed to start commercial operations from 1 September.
 

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