RCom Disagrees with Top 3 Telcos on 3G Bandwidth Pricing

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Top three telcos Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India and Idea Cellular have backed pricing the 2100 MHz (3G) band based on their technical efficiencies vis-a-vis that of the 2G spectrum in the 1800 MHz band, a view opposed by Reliance Communications, the No 4 player.

Anil Ambani-owned Reliance Communications (RCOM) instead said that the base price of 3G airwaves for the upcoming February auctions should be based on the potential growth in data usage or by linking it to the winning price of the May 2010 sale of 3G bandwidth, “using indexation methodology on SBI PLR,” options rejected by the top three operators.

All the named operators, barring Vodafone, though said that 80 per cent of the airwaves value should be adopted as reserve price. The Indian unit of the British telecom major Vodafone Group wanted the base price to be lower. Original post at ET Telecom

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