The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) today issued Notice Inviting Applications (NIA) for auction of spectrum in 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz, 2300 MHz and 2500 MHz bands.
The total spectrum put to auction is 660 MHz in 700 MHz band, 230 MHz in 800 MHz band, 81.4 MHz in 900 MHz band, 313.6 MHz in 1800 MHz band, 175 MHz in 2100 MHz band, 560 MHz in 2300 MHz band and 230 MHz in 2500 MHz band. Block size is 200 KHz (paired) in 900 MHz and 1800 MHz bands, 1.25 MHz (paired) in 800 MHz band, 5 MHz (paired) in 700 MHz band, 5 MHz (paired) in 2100 MHz band and 10 MHz (unpaired) in 2300 MHz and 2500 MHz bands.
The auction will commence online from Ist March 2021 and there is an option of payment in instalments for successful bidders. The validity of the auctioned spectrum shall be 20 years and the auction format is Simultaneous Multiple-Round Ascending (SMRA) e-auction.
The last date for submission of applications for participation in the auction is 5th February, 2021.