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Vodafone, Tata Teleservices to bid in 2G auction

19 October, 2012

Vodafone’s India unit, the country’s No.2 mobile phone carrier, will bid in an upcoming auction of airwaves, a source with direct knowledge said on Friday.

The airwaves auction is the result of a Supreme Court order to revoke permits issued in a scandal-tainted sale in 2008. Vodafone is not affected by that court order but it could be looking to buy additional spectrum.

Separately, Tata Teleservices Ltd will also bid in three telecom zones for the second-generation airwaves in the 800 mega hertz band, in which CDMA-based mobile carriers operate, in the auction, another source with direct knowledge of the matter said.

The company is set to lose its operating permits in the three zones after the court order.

Friday is the deadline for companies to submit their application to participate in the auction, which is scheduled to start on November 12.

Norwegian telecoms firm Telenor has submitted an application for pre-qualification in India’s auction of its 1800 MHz mobile phone band, the firm said on Friday.

“A final decision on whether to participate or not will be taken before the auction starts,” Telenor said in a statement.

“Telenor Group continues its efforts in securing a new Indian partner and in obtaining all necessary approvals to transfer Uninor assets into the new company,” it added.


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