Qualcomm wins BWA spectrum in four telecom circles

by CXOtoday Staff    Jun 14, 2010

Qualcomm has announced that it is a provisional winner of BWA (Broadband Wireless Access) - unpaired spectrum in the 2.3 GHz band - in four telecom circles in India.  Qualcomm was one of 11 bidders participating in the BWA auction and has provisionally won one, 20 MHz slot of spectrum in the circles of Delhi, Mumbai, Haryana and Kerala. Qualcomm’s final bid for the spectrum was Rs. 4912.54 crore.

LTE is apparently best suited to address the demand for high-bandwidth mobile broadband services in India’s 2.3 GHz band and can seamlessly interwork with current and future 3G HSPA and EV-DO networks.

"Along with our ecosystem partners, we are now poised to accelerate the mobile broadband revolution with 3G HSPA, EV-DO and LTE to the benefit of all Indians," said Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, chairman and CEO, Qualcomm.

 "Our bidding objective was to secure an enabling role in the continued success of Indian operators with 3G and beyond, and we are extremely gratified we met that objective.  With its ecosystem partners, Qualcomm will now foster the deployment of LTE, so Indian consumers can enjoy the benefits of 3G now and 3G plus LTE in the future."