India’s largest-ever 5G spectrum auction in India finished on Monday with bids totaling more than Rs 1.5 lakh crore. The auction procedure lasted seven days and 40 rounds of bidding. During the 5G spectrum auction, Reliance Jio ended up being the biggest bidder.
The next-generation network is considered to be essential for new technologies like artificial intelligence and self-driving automobiles, enabling the use of advanced linked gadgets using cloud computing technologies and permitting video downloads in seconds.
In addition to providing customers with fast data access, 5G has the potential to support a variety of enterprise-level applications, including more immersive augmented reality and metaverse experiences, connected vehicles, and machine-to-machine communications.
Keeping this in view, By October of this year, the Indian government hopes to start rolling out 5G, which it claims can deliver data speeds around ten times faster than 4G.
5G spectrum Auction results
In the 5G spectrum auction, Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea, Adani Enterprises Ltd., and Reliance Jio participated
Reliance Jio bid Rs 88,078 crore For 24,740 MHz of spectrum.
Airtel purchased 19,876 Mhz of spectrum For Rs 43,084 crore.
Vodafone Idea Ltd paid just Rs 18,799 crore for 6228 MHz of spectrum.
Adani Enterprises only invested Rs 212 crore in six circles, including Gujarat, Mumbai, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, and Andhra Pradesh, for 400 MHz in the millimeter band.
Reliance JIO 5G SPECTRUM details
Within six years of its formal launch, Jio has established itself as the market leader with its 4G services, serving more than 400 million subscribers.
– Jio has purchased low-band, mid-band, and mm Wave spectrum.
– Jio will be the sole telecommunications provider using the 700Hz spectrum footprint to offer 5G internet access.
– Jio has acquired 22 circles’ worth of 700Hz and 800Hz bands.
– Jio will pay Rs 7,877 crore every year with interest calculated at a rate of 7.2% per year for the next 20 years.
Financials of Reliance Jio
Jio Platforms, a division of RIL reported a 17.1% increase in gross revenue for FY22, totaling INR 95,804 Cr, while net profit increased by 23.6 Percent to INR 15,487 Cr. During FY22, Jio Platforms’ EBITDA increased 20.9 percent to INR 39,112 Cr.
Reliance Jio’s June quarter profit jumped from 23.82 percent YoY to Rs 4,335 crore. The telecom operator’s Q1 revenue saw a growth of 21.55 percent to Rs 21,873 crore.
Jio had gained over 31 lakh, mobile subscribers, in May, taking its mobile customer count to 40.87 crores according to TRAI.
Jio’s extensive fiber network and home-grown technology platforms guarantee seamless internet access for both consumers and enterprises.
Reliance will get benefit in the form of 5G tariff plans will likely lead to higher revenues for telecom companies
According to Reliance, the planning for 5G coverage in 1,000 of the biggest cities of India has been finished.
Using a variety of services, including heat maps, 3D maps, and ray-tracing technologies, Jio said that it is now testing the implementation of its 5G services throughout India. Jio is presently testing its own 5G RAN and Core technologies that it built on its own.
Impact on India
India will adopt 5G gradually, especially given the possibility of price hikes and the fact that just roughly 7% of all smartphones in India are 5G-capable.
During the next 20 years, India’s Department of Telecommunications will receive an upfront payment of $1.6 billion. The auction record the largest earnings that will aid in bolstering the government’s finances at a time when India’s budget deficit, is predicted to reach 6.4 percent.
For Indian telecoms to fuel their revenue growth by delivering ultra-high speed wireless network services, the 5G spectrum is essential.5G can provide enterprises the ability to create their own networks. In India, mobile data consumption is expected to increase by 29% and data income to increase by 67% between 2020 and 2026 as a result of the next generation of mobile broadband, despite unsubstantiated worries about radiation levels or worries about increased pricing.
The technology will also enable the country’s ongoing smart city initiatives and enable manufacturers to start their Industry 4.0 journey. This ought to boost the adoption of 5G in India by e-commerce, fintech, agritech, health tech, and other digital industries.