LA, Houston Hot in Auction 58
Jan 27, 2005, 4:16 PM by (staff)
After six rounds of bidding on the first day of Auction 58, the biggest spender is shaping up to be Metro PCS, which has offered up over $450 million so far though bidding partner Royal Street Communications. Most of that went to a single $375 million bid for spectrum covering Los Angeles. Metro PCS's other bid is a $71 million play for spectrum in Houston. T-Mobile's partner, Cook Inlet, has put in a bid for $86 million for another license that also covers Houston. T-mobile is currently number two in bids, totaling $230 million so far, Verizon and Cingular's trail further behind.
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Auction day 3, there's something about san diego... and seattle
Day 2 result, the fight for Houston continues
eric Lin said:...
At the end of day 2, after 6 more rounds of bidding. Metro PCS is still the big spender. no one has come close to touching its $375 million bid for Los Angeles. However it has lost day 1's bid for Houston. The war fo
I know I saw a little one when the article from RCR was posted that listed a couple, but I was wondering if there was one that listed everyone (or quite a few).
Verizon And Cigular Sleeping?
Did Verizon and Cingular forget about the auction, or do they just not care enough to compete for the coverage? I'm baffled, both companies claim that they want to increase coverage, but the don't act when they get t
Sprint or Nextel
ATTWStoCingular said:Between Sprint and Nextel there's not a whole lot of need for new spectrum. Both companies have considerable assets alr...
Wheres Sprint and Nextel in this bidding? How come they are not making bids?