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Vodafone's Indian unit spent $3 billion-plus in spectrum auction - source

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A man casts a silhouette onto an electronic screen displaying a Vodafone logo, in Mumbai, India, in this file photograph dated November 10, 2015.Shailesh Andrade/files

(Reuters) - Vodafone Group's (VOD.L) Indian unit has bought spectrum worth more than 200 billion rupees (2.36 billion pounds) in a government auction that ended on Thursday, a source with knowledge of developments told Reuters.

India's telecoms ministry announced the results of the auction, which raised a total of $9.9 billion for the government, but did not immediately provide a breakdown of payments by individual operators.

Reporting by Devidutta Tripathy; Editing by David Goodman

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