Bidders Locked For Auction 58
Jan 12, 2005, 2:42 PM by (staff)
The FCC yesterday announced the final list of qualified bidders for Auction 58, the upcoming sale of PCS spectrum. On the block are 242 licenses in the 1900 MHz band that were previously held by bankrupt Nextwave Telecom. The auction starts January 26th and ends whenever companies stop bidding. 119 of the licenses are set aside for "designated entities", a category designed to allow smaller companies to compete for licenses. However, most of the major carriers, including Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, and Cingular, have partnered with a "designated entity" to allow them to bid for such licenses essentially by proxy. Verizon and T-Mobile are expected to be the most aggressive bidders, as both need spectrum to expand or build 3G networks.
Sep 2, 2020
The FCC today published the winners of the recent Auction 105 for part of the 3.5 GHz band. Verizon shelled out $1.9 billion for 557 licenses covering 157 counties, likely covering major cities.
Jan 14, 2022
The US FCC (Federal Communications Commission) just announced the winners of its auction 110, for prime new mid-band radio spectrum ideal for 5G. AT&T and Dish spent the most, each splurging for enough licenses to cover the entire continental US.
Jan 7, 2022
The FCC's Auction 110 has concluded, with up to 33 bidders paying a total of $22.5 billion for 4,041 licenses out of 4,060 offered. All of the top three national wireless carriers participated in the auction.
Mar 15, 2020
As the US deals with the COVID-19 pandemic and more workers and students operate from home, data networks are being pushed to the limit. To address this demand, T-Mobile has requested that the government temporarily let it use radio frequency bands that are sitting unused even though the company does not own licenses to those specific radio frequencies.
Oct 5, 2021
The FCC today started Auction 110, the third in a series of auctions to sell licenses for valuable C-band (mid-band) radio frequencies that offer a good mix of data speeds and coverage when deployed for 5G networks. All three major US wireless carriers have registered and qualified to bid in the auction.
Let the Bidding Begin
Location of Spectrum...
Wed Jan 12, 2005 03:02 AM ET
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -
The airwaves being auctioned cover major cities such as Los Angeles, Denver and Orlando as well as smaller markets like McAllen, Texas, and Lynchburg, Virginia.
The licenses to be auctioned were once held by now-bankrupt NextWave Telecom Inc. It agreed to return them to the FCC as part of a settlement over money that NextWave owed for the licenses, which it won at auctions in the late 1990s.