Thursday, 21 June 2018

FCC reverse auction sets hefty $86.4bn asking price for 600-MHz spectrum

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Friday 01 July 16

Broadcaster lobby group calls on telcos to step up and prove there is demand for TV airwaves.

The U.S. this week completed the reverse auction stage of its two-part incentive auction, placing a hefty US$86.4 billion (€77.8 billion) price tag on clearing TV airwaves so they can be reused for mobile services. In total, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) cleared 126 MHz of 600-MHz spectrum. According to the auction rules, operators' cumulative bids in the forthcoming forward auction must hit that $86.4 billion figure in order for the spectrum to be sold…

The U.S. this week completed the reverse auction stage of its two-part incentive auction, placing a hefty US$86.4 billion (€77.8 billion) price tag on clearing TV airwaves so they can be reused for mobile services. In total, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) cleared 126 MHz of 600-MHz spectrum. According to the auction rules, operators' cumulative bids in the forthcoming forward auction must hit that $86.4 billion figure in order for the spectrum to be sold…

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