3G service providers announced after successful auction process
The time period of the 3 G auction process in India was finally over on 19 May 2010, with Reliance, Bharti and Aircel emerging as the big winners in the 3 G race.
This article contains information about the 3G auction process in India and the list of probable 3G service providers in all the circles of India.
The bidding process for the 3G auction was over on the 19 th of may 2010. The auction of 3G took 183 rounds and it took 34 days to complete.
The department of telecommunication has provided the list of successful bidders for the 3G services in India.
The service area and the successful bidders are listed below.
3G service providers for Delhi:
Delhi was the most wanted circle and so was highly priced. The successful bidders for Delhi circle are Vodafone, Bharti and Reliance. It's the bad luck of TATA who doesn't even have a 2G license for Delhi.
3G service providers for Mumbai:
Again Mumbai was highly priced. After all it's the commercial capital of India.
The successful bidders who will provide 3G services in Mumbai are Reliance, Vodafone and Bharti.
So same 3G network providers in Delhi and Mumbai. I think this is a good result because people moving between Delhi and Mumbai don't need to worry about the presence of their network in Mumbai or Delhi.
3G service providers in Maharashtra:
Tata lost it in both Mumbai and Delhi. But here is the good luck of Tata teleservices. Tata is one of the 3G service providers in Maharashtra.
The other 3G service providers in Maharashtra are Vodafone and Idea.
Well this may be a bit problematic for the people of Maharashtra. Only Vodafone is the common 3G service provider in Mumbai and Maharashtra. This will attract mobile users to Vodafone.
3G service providers in Gujarat:
Same as Maharashtra. The 3G service providers are
3G service providers in Andhra Pradesh:
The winning bidders for 3G services in AP had to cough up 1,373.14 crores.
The 3G networks will be supported by
3G service providers for Karnataka:
For Karnataka, the 3G service providers will be
Rs 1,579.91 crores was the price for the successful bidders in Karnataka.
3G service providers in Tamil Nadu:The mobile networks for 3G services for Tamil Nadu are
3G service providers in Kolkata:Here comes the city of Joy!!! Vodafone has a strong hold in the city. So Vodafone was also desperate to provide 3G technology in Kolkata.
All the 3G service providers in Kolkata are:
The bidding amount was very less as compared to Delhi and Mumbai. Vodafone, aircel and reliance had to pay Rs 544.26 crores each.
3G service providers in Kerala:In this southern state, the bidding price was Rs 312.48 crores. The 3G service will be provided by:
3G service providers in Punjab:In this northern state of India, the bidding price was Rs 322.01 crores.
The 3G network in Punjab will be provided by:
3G service providers in Haryana:The 3G network providers have to pay Rs 222.58 crores.
3G in Haryana will be provided by
3G service providers in Uttar Pradesh (East):For the eastern circle of UP, the 3G service providers are aircel, idea and Vodafone.
3G service providers in Uttar Pradesh (West):The successful bidders for 3G network in UP west are
3G service providers in Rajasthan:For the state whose capital is the pink city, the bidding price was Rs 321.03 crores. The 3G network for Rajasthan are:
3G service providers in Madhya Pradesh:For Madhya Pradesh, the successful bidders had to pay Rs 258.36 crores. Idea, Reliance and Tata are the 3G network providers in Madhya Pradesh.
3G service providers in west Bengal:The bidding price was low and so there are 4 service providers for 3G in West Bengal. These are:
3G service providers in himachal Pradesh:In HP. There are four networks for 3G services.
These are Bharti, Stel, Idea and Reliance. So the new name in Himachal Pradesh is Stel.
3G service providers in Bihar:Same 4 service providers for 3G in Bihar.
3G networks in Bihar will be provided by Stel, Bharti, Reliance and Aircel.
3G service providers in Orissa:The bidding price is very low in the state of Orissa.
The 3G service in Orissa will be provided by Stel, Aircel and Reliance.
3G service providers in Assam:The bidding price for 3G in Assam was just Rs 41.48 crores.
3G network in Assam will be of Reliance, Bharti and Aircel.
3G service providers in North East:The other states of North east are clubbed together except for Assam. The bidding price was Rs 42.30 crores and 3G network will be provided by Aircel, Bharti and Reliance.
3G service providers in Jammu and Kashmir:It was just Rs 30.30 crores as the bidding amount. There are four successful bidders.
3G in Jammu and Kashmir will be supported by Idea, Aircel, Reliance and Bharti.
Please note that BSNL and MTNL were not part of this bidding process. MTNL 3G services are operational in Mumbai and Delhi only. For rest of the country, BSNL is providing 3G services.
For further information on the 3G news, keep an eye on the website of department of telecom.