Reliance Jio gets largest share in 5G spectrum but how much did other companies spend?

Reliance Jio bought the highest spectrum worth Rs 88,078 crore.
The 5G spectrum auction in India ended on August 1 after seven days.
Mukesh Ambani’s company Reliance Jio has bought 24,740MHz spectrum spending the highest amount of Rs 88,078 crore.

After this Sunil Bharti Mittal’s company Bharti Airtel acquired 19867.8MHz spectrum by spending Rs 43,084 crore.
Vodafone-Idea (Vi) has bought 3300MHz in mid-band 5G spectrum and 26GHz in mmWave 5G spectrum in 17 priority circles.

Spectrum purchased for a total of Rs 150,173 crore
Apart from the three big telcos, the Adani Group also bid for spectrum and in the auction, about 71 percent of the total 5G airwaves spectrum was auctioned for Rs 150,173 crore.

After the 5G spectrum auction was over, Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnav said, “Around 72,098MHz of spectrum was floated in the auction, out of which 51,236MHz were sold.”
He said that the telecom industry is expanding with 5G and its seriousness is visible.

Reliance Jio spent the most
Reliance Jio, the highest spender in the auction, has bought 700MHz, 800MHz, 1800MHz, 3300MHz and 26GHz bands in all 22 circles for the next 20 years.
The company said that it has purchased 220 units in the 700MHz band, 20 units in the 800MHz band, 60 units in the 1899MHz band, 2440 units in the 3300MHz band and 22,000 units.
Jio will have to spend about Rs 7,877 crore every year for the total 24,740MHz spectrum and will also have to pay interest on it.
Vodafone-Idea (Vi) also bought 4G spectrum
Vodafone-Idea (Vi) has said that it has bought 3300MHz of spectrum in its 17 priority circles in mid-band 5G spectrum.
Apart from this, in its 16 circles, the company has bought 26GHz in mmWave 5G spectrum, with which the 5G rollout will be started.
The company has not disclosed the amount spent during the auction.
In addition, Vi has also purchased 4G spectrum for Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Punjab circles.
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The rollout of the first phase will be started in the month of August-September. In the first phase, 5G services will start in 13 cities of India. The list of these cities includes Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Gandhinagar, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Jamnagar, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai and Pune.
airtel second highest spender
Airtel, the second highest spender in the auction after Jio, bought 19,800MHz of 5G spectrum in the 3.5GHz and 26GHz bands.
The company also bought 5G airwaves and mid-band spectrum and spent Rs 43,084 crore for all these.
Airtel said that it has the largest pool of low- and mid-band spectrums, with which users will get the best of power in the 3.5GHz and 26GHz bands and offer better services at a lower cost.
Adani Group

Adani Group also bought spectrum
economic times Gautam Adani’s Adani Data Networks also participated in the auction, but did not buy much spectrum, according to the report.
Adani Data Networks has bought 400MHz spectrum in the 26GHz band for Rs 212 crore.
However, earlier it was believed that the Adani Group-linked company could give tough competition to Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel during the auction, but it did not happen.

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