India, April 5 -- The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has announced a postponement of the much-anticipated spectrum auction in India. Originally scheduled to begin on May 20th, 2024, the auction will now commence on June 6th, 2024. This 17-day delay is attributed to the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, the national parliamentary elections of India.

The government is gearing up for a major spectrum auction aimed at boosting mobile phone services.

Eight bands of radio frequencies crucial for mobile technology will be up for grabs, with a starting price tag of around Rs 96,317 crore. There have been some adjustments to the auction details.

In one specific region, the number of available blocks in the 900 MHz band has been slightly red...