Telecom Deadline to finalise firm to develop spectrum auction software deferred to March 6 Updated : February 15, 2020 09:32 AM IST Financial bids of qualified firms will open on February 28 and the auctioneer will be finalised on March 6. Bharti Airtel has already said that it will not bid for 5G spectrum at the current proposed price of Rs 492 crore per megahertz. Vodafone Idea, on the other hand, is facing a critical situation on its survival in the wake of the Supreme Court order. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.