The government seems to be in a mood to ignore the moderate response at the auctions

The second batch of e-auction of FM Phase III channels is receiving a subdued response from the bidders. The reserve price for some cities is perceived to be too high and unviable by the operators. 

High reserve prices were the prime reason that the recently held telecom auctions received  no bids for the  premium bands of 700 Mhz and 900 Mhz. . The pattern is no different for the second batch of FM Phase III auctions. Almost 70 percent FM operators have stayed away from the auction. The government has kept the total reserve price for the second batch of FM Phase III auctions at Rs 9,159.1 million in 92 cities, whereas the reserve price for the first batch of 135 channels from 69 cities was Rs 5501.8 million. 

There are 44 cities that have failed to attract any bids.To justify the bid amount, apart from other considerations,  the bidder weighs it against the advertising revenue expected to be generated from the city. Also, once the auction is over, 

successful bidders, will need to deposit 25 percent of the successful bid amount i.e. NOTEF as bid deposit within five calendar days of the close of the auction and notification of successful bidders by the government, failing which the earnest money deposit shall stand forfeited. They will need to deposit the balance amount (successful bid amount less bid deposit) within 15 calendar days of the close of the auction and notification of successful bidders by the government, failing which its earnest money deposit and its bid deposit shall stand forfeited. Also a winning bidder for these cities needs to take into account the fund requirement for the equipment for creating content transmission infrastructure and additional amount as working capital. 

Will the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India and the ministry change their course and drop the reserve price for the cities not bid for or will some cities have to go without FM services, is the question.

Day 23 of the Auction ended with only Muzaffarpur showing change in its clock round price, which is now INR 2,77,82,803.00

Number of Clock Rounds completed today : 4

Total Number of Clock Rounds completed till Date : 89

City

Total Number of channels put to the auction

Clock Round Price (In INR) in Round 895

Aggregate Demand (In No.) at Round 89 Price

Excess Demand (In No.) at Round 89Price

Provisional Winning Price (In INR) at end of Round 89

Provisional Winning Price (In INR) at end of Round 89

Achalpur

3

1,71,00,000.00

0

-3

0.00

0

Agartala (J&K, NE & IT)

1

71,42,244.00

0

-1

70,71,529.00

0

Aizwal (J&K, NE & IT)

1

20,29,538.00

0

-1

20,09,444.00

0

Akola

1

59,57,133.00

0

-1

58,98,152.00

0

Alappuzha (Alleppey)

4

7,02,00,100.00

2

-2

7,02,00,100.00

0

Amravati

4

3,51,00,000.00

1

-3

3,51,00,000.00

0

Asansol

2

1,94,05,000.00

1

-1

1,94,05,000.00

0

Barshi

3

1,71,00,000.00

0

-3

0.00

0

Belgaum

4

7,02,00,100.00

0

-4

0.00

0

Bellary

4

7,02,00,100.00

0

-4

0.00

0

Belonia (J&K, NE & IT)

3

5,00,000.00

0

-3

0.00

0

Bhaderwah (J&K, NE & IT)

3

5,00,000.00

1

-2

5,00,000.00

0

Bharuch

3

1,71,00,000.00

2

-1

1,71,00,000.00

0

Bhavnagar

4

3,51,00,000.00

2

-2

3,51,00,000.00

0

Botad

3

1,71,00,000.00

0

-3

0.00

0

Burhanpur

3

1,71,00,000.00

0

-3

0.00

0

Chhattarpur

3

1,71,00,000.00

0

-3

0.00

0

Chhindwara

3

1,71,00,000.00

0

-3

0.00

0

Dahod

3

1,71,00,000.00

0

-3

0.00

0

Damoh

3

1,71,00,000.00

0

-3

0.00

0

Davangere

4

7,02,00,100.00

0

-4

0.00

0

Dehradun

4

15,61,00,590.00

1

-3

15,61,00,590.00

0

Dhubri (J&K, NE & IT)

3

5,00,000.00

1

-2

5,00,000.00

0

Dhule

2

46,59,000.00

1

-1

46,59,000.00

0

Durg-Bhillainagar

3

1,71,00,000.00

1

-2

1,71,00,000.00

0

Erode

4

7,02,00,100.00

2

-2

7,02,00,100.00

0

Godhra

3

1,71,00,000.00

1

-2

1,71,00,000.00

0

Gondiya

3

1,71,00,000.00

0

-3

0.00

0

Gulbarga

3

1,50,05,000.00

0

-3

0.00

0

Guna

3

1,71,00,000.00

0

-3

0.00

0

Haflong (J&K, NE & IT)

3

5,00,000.00

1

-2

5,00,000.00

0

Hubli-Dharwad

4

7,02,00,100.00

2

-2

7,02,00,100.00

0

Hyderabad

1

23,66,91,748.00

0

-1

23,43,48,266.00

0

Itanagar (J&K, NE & IT)

1

44,16,643.00

0

-1

43,72,914.00

0

Itarsi

3

1,71,00,000.00

0

-3

0.00

0

Jagdalpur

3

1,71,00,000.00

0

-3

0.00

0

Jamnagar

4

3,51,00,000.00

2

-2

3,51,00,000.00

0

Jetpur Navagadh

3

1,71,00,000.00

0

-3

0.00

0

Jhansi

2

57,52,400.00

0

-2

56,95,446.00

0

Jowai (J&K, NE & IT)

3

5,00,000.00

0

-3

0.00

0

Junagadh

3

1,71,00,000.00

2

-1

1,71,00,000.00

0

Kakinada

4

7,02,00,100.00

0

-4

0.00

0

Kargil (J&K, NE & IT)

3

5,00,000.00

2

-1

5,00,000.00

0

Kathua (J&K, NE & IT)

3

5,00,000.00

2

-1

5,00,000.00

0

Khandwa

3

1,71,00,000.00

0

-3

0.00

0

Khargone

3

1,71,00,000.00

0

-3

0.00

0

Korba

3

1,71,00,000.00

0

-3

0.00

0

Kurnool

4

7,02,00,100.00

0

-4

0.00

0

Leh (J&K, NE & IT)

3

5,05,000.00

2

-1

5,00,000.00

0

Lung-lei (J&K, NE & IT)

3

5,00,000.00

0

-3

0.00

0

Malegaon

4

3,51,00,000.00

0

-4

0.00

0

Mandsaur

3

1,71,00,000.00

0

-3

0.00

0

Mangaluru

1

2,75,10,000.00

0

-1

0.00

0

Mehsana

3

1,71,00,000.00

2

-1

1,71,00,000.00

0

Mokukchung (J&K, NE & IT)

3

5,00,000.00

1

-2

5,00,000.00

0

Murwara (Katni)

3

1,71,00,000.00

0

-3

0.00

0

Muzaffarnagar

4

15,61,00,590.00

0

-4

0.00

0

Muzaffarpur

1

2,77,82,803.00

2

1

2,77,82,803.00

5

Mysuru

2

3,21,30,990.00

1

-1

3,21,30,990.00

0

Nanded

2

29,59,000.00

1

-1

29,59,000.00

0

Neemuch

3

1,71,00,000.00

0

-3

0.00

0

Nellore

4

7,02,00,100.00

1

-3

7,02,00,100.00

0

Palanpur

3

1,71,00,000.00

1

-2

1,71,00,000.00

0

Patan

3

1,71,00,000.00

0

-3

0.00

0

Poonch (J&K, NE & IT)

3

5,00,000.00

2

-1

5,00,000.00

0

Porbandar

3

1,71,00,000.00

1

-2

1,71,00,000.00

0

Puducherry

1

4,05,01,000.00

0

-1

4,01,00,000.00

0

Raigarh

3

1,71,00,000.00

1

-2

1,71,00,000.00

0

Rajahmundry

3

1,50,00,500.00

2

-1

1,50,00,500.00

0

Ratlam

3

1,71,00,000.00

0

-3

0.00

0

Rewa

3

1,71,00,000.00

0

-3

0.00

0

Saharanpur

4

15,61,00,590.00

0

-4

0.00

0

Salem

4

7,02,00,100.00

2

-2

7,02,00,100.00

0

Sangli

1

47,52,645.00

0

-1

47,05,590.00

0

Satna

3

1,71,00,000.00

0

-3

0.00

0

Shahjahanpur

4

15,61,00,590.00

0

-4

0.00

0

Shivpuri

3

1,71,00,000.00

0

-3

0.00

0

Siliguri

1

65,65,506.00

0

-1

65,00,501.00

0

Singrauli

3

1,71,00,000.00

0

-3

0.00

0

Surendranagar Dudhrej

3

1,71,00,000.00

0

-3

0.00

0

Tiruchy

2

5,00,00,500.00

1

-1

5,00,00,500.00

0

Tirunelveli

2

1,26,00,000.00

1

-1

1,26,00,000.00

0

Tirupati

2

4,50,50,000.00

1

-1

4,50,50,000.00

0

Tuticorin

2

1,50,00,500.00

0

-2

0.00

0

Ujjain

4

3,51,00,000.00

1

-3

3,51,00,000.00

0

Vellore

4

7,02,00,100.00

2

-2

7,02,00,100.00

0

Veraval

3

1,71,00,000.00

1

-2

1,71,00,000.00

0

Vidisha

3

1,71,00,000.00

0

-3

0.00

0

Vijayawada

2

7,00,20,000.00

1

-1

7,00,20,000.00

0

Warangal

3

1,25,25,000.00

2

-1

1,25,25,000.00

0

Wardha

3

1,71,00,000.00

0

-3

0.00

0

Yavatmal

3

1,71,00,000.00

0

-3

0.00

0

 

 

 


 

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