Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Astronomical Pricing of 700 MHz auction to help Ambani brothers...?
The result of Telecom auction failure is a disaster of an exercise that had the potential to give a new leap to high speed internet at affordable prices.

KNDA government's greed and plundering attitude destroyed the opportunity.

However, I am of the view that spectrum pricing of 700 MHz category in the recent auction might have been done to help Ambani brothers, because RCom has enough of 800 MHz spectrum (probably highest among all telecom players in India) which is comparable with 700 MHz.

It is pertinent to mention here that virtually RCom and RJio is now a single company --- RJio can use RCom's 800 MHz spectrum for its 3G and 4G services, across the length and breadth of India.

Therefore, no telecom company bidding for 700 MHz (or getting it and losing money for infrastructure spend) is positive (advantageous) for both RCOM and RJio in their present day avatars.
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