Intel Also Cleared to Bid on Nortel Patents
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has given Intel the green light to participate in next week's auction of Nortel patents. Nortel is selling off a trove of some 6,000 patents to satisfy bankruptcy obligations. The patents in question cover 3G/4G wireless, internet, voice, data and optical networking, semiconductors, and other assorted technologies. Antitrust regulators have already cleared Apple to participate in the auction. RIM is also interested in the auction. Google has already made a $900 million bid for the patents. The auction is scheduled to begin Monday, June 27.
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 Sets Filing Dates for Incentive Auction
The FCC today said companies interested in participating in next year's 600MHz incentive auction need to get their paperwork in order by early December. The agency will accept applications between Dec.
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.
Sprint Hopes 600MHz Auction Permits Joint Bidding
Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure recently suggested the company might participate in the forthcoming auction for 600MHz spectrum if it is allowed to bid jointly with smaller carriers. Claure made the remarks during a roundtable discussion at the Competitive Carrier Association's Global Expo in Atlanta.
Dish May Bid In 600MHz Auction Next Year
Dish Network is evaluating whether or not to participate in the FCC's 600MHz incentive auction next year, according to an executive. The company might bid on airwave licenses even though it was recently denied a $3.3 billion discount on licenses it won in this year's AWS-3 auction.