Airtel, Idea, Vodafone, Videocon, Telewings, TTSL pre-qualify for 2G re-auction

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Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular, Vodafone, Videocon Telecommunicationa and Telewings Communications have pre-qualified for the auction of spectrum in 1800 Mhz band (GSM), informed Department of Telecommunications (DoT). Tata Teleservices and Videocon are the pre-qualified bidders in 800 Mhz band (CDMA).

Airtel has deposited Rs 102.75 crore, Idea has deposited Rs 1,306.75 crore, Vodafone - Rs 229 crore, Videocon - Rs 648 crore and Telewings - Rs 1,096 crore for 1800 Mhz frequency band. For 800 MHz band (CDMA), Tata Teleservices and Videocon have deposited over Rs 22.5 crore and Rs 220 crore respectively.

Vodafone has submitted applications for 17 circles in 1800 MHz band, Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular and Telenor in 5, 7 and 13 circles respectively, Videocon for 15 GSM and around 10 CDMA circles and Tata Teleservices for 3 circles where it lost its CDMA permits.