Google Clears FCC Auction Application Process
Of the 266 applications to participate in the upcoming 700 MHz spectrum auction, 96 were accepted--including Google's--and 170 were deemed incomplete. The incomplete applications will be sent back to the applicants for revision. Alltel, AT&T, Cox Wireless, Qualcomm, and Verizon Wireless all submitted applications deemed incomplete. The companies have until January 4 to revise their applications, and all bidders will be formalized only after they submit their upfront payments to the FCC ahead of the auction. The auction is set to take place on January 24.
List of Spectrum Bidders Holds No Surprises
The FCC revealed on Wednesday that AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless - three of the nation's top four carriers - plan to participate in the upcoming AWS-3 spectrum auction. Dish Networks also plans to bid for airwaves, alongside myriad smaller entities.
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.
FCC Says Applications for Incentive Auction Due Today
Today marks the deadline for companies planning to participate in the upcoming reverse auction to file their applications. The FCC will accept entries until the end of the day.
FCC Names Final Set of Reverse Auction Bidders
The FCC today published a list of the 62 bidders who've made upfront payments and qualified to bid in the reverse auction for low-band TV spectrum. As expected, the list contains familiar names, such as AT&T, T-Mobile, U.S.
Alltel, AT&T, Cox Wireless, Qualcomm, and Verizon Wireless
Alltel, AT&T, Cox Wireless, Qualcomm, and Verizon Wireless all submitted applications deemed incomplete.
It should be an embarrassment to those companies who cannot complete an application for a wireless auction when they are in the wireless industry and have participated in such auctions before.
Ss this attributable to incompetence at the upper levels of these companies? Perhaps it does trickle down in the industry?