Wednesday, 28 June 2017

FCC working on new spectrum auction rules to help small players

By Mary Lennighan, Total Telecom
Friday 26 June 15

U.S. regulator aims to prevent large companies from 'gaming the system', maintains reserve in 600 MHz auction at 30 MHz.

The U.S. telecom regulator plans to make it easier for small companies to acquire mobile spectrum, while at the same time preventing the big guns from exploiting loopholes in the system. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Tom Wheeler revealed in a blog post on Thursday that he has circulated a set of draft auction rules to his fellow commissioners that will be put to the vote at a meeting next month. Small companies…

The U.S. telecom regulator plans to make it easier for small companies to acquire mobile spectrum, while at the same time preventing the big guns from exploiting loopholes in the system. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Tom Wheeler revealed in a blog post on Thursday that he has circulated a set of draft auction rules to his fellow commissioners that will be put to the vote at a meeting next month. Small companies…

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