Frontline Drops Out of FCC Spectrum Auction, Dissolves Company
Frontline abruptly dropped its bid to participate in the FCC 700 MHz auction set to begin later this month. It a short statement, Frontline said the company was closed for business and it offered no further comment. Frontline was created for the purpose of bidding in the auction and it played a role in shaping some of the conditions of the auction. It could not raise the initial $128 million upfront payment required by the FCC to bid on spectrum, which is expected to cost at least $4.6 billion.
T-Mobile Says It Will Start Using 600 MHz Spectrum This Year
Apr 13, 2017
"T-Mobile now has the largest swath of unused low-band spectrum in the country," said T-Mobile CEO John Legere about the company's 600 MHz auction winnings. The company successfully won an average of 31 MHz (ranging between 20 MHz and 50 MHz) of the 70 MHz low-band spectrum auctioned off by TV stations and the FCC.
T-Mobile to Deploy 5G On 600 MHz Spectrum Starting in 2019
May 2, 2017
T-Mobile today said it plans to use some of its recently acquired 600 MHz spectrum to support a future 5G network. The company successfully won an average of 31 MHz (ranging between 20 MHz and 50 MHz) of the 70 MHz low-band spectrum auctioned off by TV stations and the FCC earlier this year.
FCC Says Incentive Auction Reaches End Point
Jan 18, 2017
The FCC today said the close of the fourth stage will mark the end of bidding in the auction for 600 MHz airwaves. The auction has been in progress since last May and worked its way through several stages.
FCC Incentive Auction Racks Up $86B In Clearing Costs
Jun 29, 2016
The FCC today said that the reverse portion of its incentive auction is now complete. Bidding for 600 MHz television airwaves is over, and the cost to clear the 126 MHz spectrum target exceeded $86.4 billion.
FCC Reverse Auction Drops Clearing Price to $54.6B
Oct 14, 2016
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.
another one bites the dust, oh wait!