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FCC To Auction PCS Licenses in Early 2005

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Jun 18, 2004, 9:00 AM   by (staff)

The FCC is preparing to auction 234 licenses in the PCS band (1900 MHz) as early as January, according to FCC officials. 155 of the licenses were recently transferred to the FCC as part of a settlement with NextWave Telecom, while the remaining 79 licenses have been returned to the FCC due to defaults and cancellations of bids from previous auctions. The licenses include several major markets such as Los Angeles, San Diego, Seattle and Denver. Most major carriers are expected to show interest in the auction, although special FCC rules may shut some major companies out in favor of smaller busniesses.

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Jun 18, 2004, 4:54 PM

Nextel and Assumptions.

I'm assuming that Nextel will aggressively pursue these licenses?
Well im guessing its all in whats compatable right? Maybe i sound noobish but....i relate "PCS" to CDMA....? Am i way off here?
Probably not. Nextel is currently negotiating with the FCC for their own dedicated, nationwide spectrum. These licenses are separate from that.

Nextel is currently pushing for PCS spectrum as part of their deal with the FCC, but that would be a in ...
These licenses will be heavily sought after. If it goes like the aborted auction a few years ago there will be some "new" companies spring up to bid and then get bought out by their large parent. In the last auction the names were:
Salmon PCS (Cingul...
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