What is the 5G spectrum?
5G spectrum is the latest upgrade in the long-term evolution (LTE) of mobile
broadband networks. This 5G network will operate in the millimeter-wave
spectrum (30-300 GHz) which can send large amounts of data at very high speeds
as the frequency is very high, and it experiences little interference from
surrounding signals. In the high-band spectrum of 5G, internet speeds have been
tested to be as high as 20 Gbps (gigabits per second), i.e., Ten times faster than
that of 4G services.
What were the outcomes of the bid? How much did it amount to?
This auction, by all accounts, is India’s greatest spectrum auction ever, in light of
the amount it has acquired for the government – 1.5 trillion Indian rupees
(US$18.99 billion). Through the auction of the 3G spectrum and Broadband Wireless
(remote) Access (BWA) in 2010, the government earned around 509.68 billion
Indian rupees and 385.4 billion Indian rupees, separately. During 2021’s auction of
4G spectrum, the government acquired 778.15 billion Indian rupees.
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Why and how much did Adani Group bid?
The Adani Group made an unexpected entry in the auction through its subsidiary
Adani Data Networks, and bought 400MHz for just INR2.12 billion ($26.84 million).
The spectrum will be utilized for setting up 5G private networks for its ports,
airports, and for different organizations pan India.
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When was the auction spectrum held?
After 40 rounds and 7 straight days of bidding, the highly-anticipated 5G spectrum auction
concluded on August 1.
What are the different bandwidths?
The auction was held for 5G spectrum in various bands like:
Low band (600MHz 700 MHz 800 MHz 900 MHz 1800 MHz 210MHz 2300 MHz) Medium band
(3300MHz) and High band (26 GHz) frequencies.
Who are the 4 main top bidders?
Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea – and Adani Group were the main bidders. Jio was the
the highest bidder with 88,078 crore bid for 24,740 MHz spectrum.