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5G spectrum auction enters Day 4 as telcos up the game in Uttar Pradesh

At the end of day three and 16 rounds of bidding, there was no action in any frequency band other than 1800 MHz (used for 2G and 4G) in UP East

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UP East, which comprises important towns and districts such as Gorakhpur, Varanasi, Allahabad and Mirzapur, accounts for 8.8 per cent of the total mobile telephony subscriber base in the country.

Surajeet Das Gupta New Delhi
The 5G spectrum auction will now enter the fourth day as telcos are engaged in an unexpected competition to get airwaves used for both 2G and 4G services. The battle is playing out in just one circle—Uttar Pradesh East. The total tally from the sale of airwaves has moved up marginally in the last two days and is still short of Rs 1.5 trillion.  

At the end of day three and 16 rounds of bidding, there was no action in any frequency band other than 1800 MHz (used for 2G and 4G) in UP East.   

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First Published: Jul 28 2022 | 10:52 PM IST

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