3G Auction Set For June 29
Feb 1, 2006, 3:19 PM by (staff)
The FCC has finally announced June 29 as the date for the 3G spectrum auction. The auction will consist of 1,122 licenses for spectrum pairs in the 1700 and 2100 MHz bands. One month ago, the NTIA finally approved the government clearing current services out of this spectrum, provided the auction could raise $935 million. Hurdles such as NTIA and other administrative or legal approvals have delayed FCC auctions in the past, and might still delay this auction, as small business discounts and other auction procedures are still under debate.
FCC Sets 126 MHz Clearing Target for Reverse Auction
The FCC today announced it has set an initial spectrum clearing target of 126 MHz during the reverse part of the auction for 600 MHz airwaves. Television broadcasters have agreed to part with this spectrum.
Google to Sit Out Incentive Auction
Google will not participate in next month's spectrum auction, says the company. The deadline to file applications for the auction passed on February 10.
Sprint to Sit Out AWS-3 Auction
Sprint today confirmed that it will skip an upcoming spectrum auction. "Sprint has decided not to participate in the FCC's AWS-3 auction, but will continue to evaluate the opportunities presented by the upcoming 600MHz incentive auction," said Sprint spokesman Jeffrey Silva to Bloomberg.
FCC Hands Out More AWS-3 Licenses to Auction Winners
The FCC has delivered more licenses to winners of the AWS-3 spectrum auction, which concluded earlier this year. The bulk of licenses granted this week were given to Orion Wireless LLC and Geneseo Communications Services, and cover areas of Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
FCC Reverse Auction Drops Clearing Price to $54.6B
The FCC has wrapped up the initial phase of stage two of its incentive auction for 600 MHz airwaves, and drastically lowered the price for that spectrum. The initial clearing cost for all the 600 MHz spectrum was $86.4 billion, but bidders failed to come even close during the first round of bidding.
GO TMOBILE GO
on top of that the orange devil is and will be lightyears of t-slowbile.
SHUT THE ORANGE DEVIL DOWN!!!
why would cingular be interested in this auction? i thought that they were already implementing 3g on 1900.
Some Additional Info about the Auction.
There will be 1,122 licenses that will be up for auction and they are seeking about $1.285 billion dollars and these spectrum will be in the A-F block with the majority of licenses in the A block range and there are 20 MHz of total bandwidth. (A-Block= 1710-1720/2110-2120)
If this stuff is interested to any of you go to http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachm atch/DA-06-238A2.pdf as well as http://wireless.fcc.gov/ and it will state “1/31/2006
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Auction of Advanced Wireless Services Licenses Schedu...
Auctions are fun and we will have to see who wins on June 29th
Anyone can bid on this spectrum and you can never have enough spectrum so if the price is right in some markets you can rest assure many carriers including those who are the big boys and even the little boys would take place to grow and to offer different solu...