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RCOM Becomes India’s First and Only Operator with Nationwide Footprint of Contiguous 800/850 MHz Spectrum



RCOM’s auction participation centered on building appropriate spectrumportfolio and value creation for next 20 years


  • RCOM invests nearly 50 per cent of its total outlay on 800/850 MHz band


  • RCOM acquires new and top-up 800/850 MHz spectrum in 11 Circles to achieve contiguous 5 MHz spectrum holdingnationwide


  • RCOM operations now future-proofed across all Circles for most advanced LTE technology at most optimal cost


  • RCOM holds 3G and CDMA spectrum in all 7 circles, with legacy 2G spectrum expiring in Dec 2015


  • RCOM has also re-acquired spectrum in 900/1800 bands in 4 of the 7 2G spectrum expiry circles


  • Buys 900 MHz spectrum in MP, HP; wins 1800 MHz spectrum in Orissa, N-E


  • RCOM will accelerate transition of 2G customers in remaining 3 circles to 3G before Dec 2015


  • RCOM also has appropriate ICR arrangements to ensure uninterrupted quality service to its customers across all circles


  • Total bids by RCOM in the spectrum auctions at Rs 4,299 cr; upfront payment at Rs 1,106 cr


900 Mhz Band
Circle Amount of Spectrum
Himachal Pradesh 5 MHz
Madhya Pradesh 5 MHz


800 MHz Band
Circle Amount of Spectrum
Assam 5 MHz
North East 5 MHz
Gujarat 2.5 MHz
Haryana 1.25 MHz
Himachal Pradesh 2.5 MHz
Jammu & Kashmir 2.5 MHz
Odisha 1.25 MHz
UP (West) 1.25 MHz
Kolkata 1.25 MHz
Punjab 1.25 MHz
West Bengal 1.25 MHz


1800 MHz Band
Karnataka 0.6 Mhz
Odisha 5 Mhz
North-East 5 MHz
Punjab 0.6 Mhz
Haryana 0.6 Mhz


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