C Block Hits $4.6 Billion Reserve, Triggers Open Access
Today the C Block of 700 MHz spectrum being auctioned off by the FCC surpassed the reserve price of $4.6 billion. That block of spectrum, which includes two 11 MHz pairs covering large swathes of the U.S., received a bid of $4.7 billion from one of the undisclosed bidders this morning. The C Block reached $4.3 billion early during yesterday's bidding, but failed to get any bids later in the day. Now that the reserve price has been reached, whichever company ends up winning that spectrum will be required to provide open network access to any device that is compatible with the network. The next bid for the C Block must be at least $5.3 billion. Google had expressed interest in the C Block and pushed the FCC to add the open access measure. It said it would bid the necessary $4.6 billion. Who is competing with Google for that spectrum remains secret, but Verizon Wireless in the most likely candidate. Total bids for all of the blocks has reached $12.8 billion, well above the government's goal of at least $10 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.
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.
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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 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.
What should Google do?
Dont worry about Verizon winning
Google can wipe the floor with Verizon in this process if they want to.
I still feel that GOOGLE has a bett...
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Hope verizon losses
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You guys are crazy!
The only reason GOOGLE bid at least min. price was to get the open access rules instantiated. Google does not want the spectrum, its not in their business model. They want whoever wins the spectrum to have any appli