"The applicants for auction of spectrum in 1800 MHz and 900 MHz band here on Thursday submitted the bidder ownership compliance certificate to the DoT, thus completing another step in this auction process," an official statement said.

Earlier this week, the DoT had published the ownership details of the eight applicants-- Reliance Jio Infocomm, Vodafone, Airtel, Aircel, Tata Teleservices, Idea Cellular, Telewings (Uninor) and Reliance Communications.

"With this, seven steps have been completed in the process of auction as per the revised auction time table issued by DoT," the statement said.

The auction is scheduled to start on February 3. The DoT started auction process on December 12 by inviting applications. There are 4 more steps before auction which include pre-qualification of bidders on January 25.

The DoT will announce final list of bidders on January 29 and mock auctions will be held on January 30 and 31.


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