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Rival telcos’ move could lead to loss of VIL: Report

The position of Vodafone Idea (VIL) – which picked up a modest 11.80 MHz spectrum – could potentially be ‘bad', as rival telcos boost their coverage and capacity after purchasing additional RadioWave in a just-ended auction, according to a report Will be able to .

VIL has bought spectrum to cover a minor difference in five circles for ₹ 1,993.4 crore, while Bharti Airtel shelled out nearly 35,45 MHz radio waves for around 18,700 crore and Reliance Jio 48 57,123 crore for 488.35 MHz spectrum.

A note by Kotak Institutional Equities said, “VIL's situation could possibly worsen as other operators would be able to increase their acquisition and capacity of additional spectrum in recent times.”

Both Telecoms will further enhance their user experience, with Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio taking steps to reduce their spectrum holdings, “agreement for VIL.”

According to the Department of Telecommunications, VIL has purchased 5.8 MHz spectrum in the 900-band and 6 MHz in the 1800-band. It has acquired 1,274 crores in 900 bands and 900 719 crores for 1800 bands.

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