Posts in:November, 2014

Ding, Ding… Round 32 of the FCC Auction

Posted November 25, 2014 by admin

Round 32 of the FCC spectrum auction now has surpassed $36B and does not look to be stopping anytime soon. Over 500 bids have been received according to the Federal Communication Commission. Seventy companies were approved to bid on the auction.   The wildcard of the group of bidders is thought to be Dish Network. Dish has been trying to break into the wireless space for some time now. With prices being driven so high it is thought that there could be a few other well-backed bidders in the auction. Dish currently holds some valuable frequencies near the current block.   The most interesting piece to this auction is that it might be just a taste of what the next Continue reading…

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The FCC Auction 97 has already passed $31 Billion.

Posted November 21, 2014 by admin

The FCC Round 24 of the “Auction 97” has now been pushed passed $31 Billion. The reserve price set by the FCC was $10.6 Billion before the auction began. It is no surprise that the largest MSA’s are getting the largest bids. See below from a chart from RCR Wireless site. Currently the New York City are block is now over $1.8 Billion and it would not be surprising if this number pushed over the $2.4B level by the end of the bidding. Remember that coverage is no longer an issue but rather capacity is the challenge for the wireless carriers. I would expect Verizon to be the biggest bidder in this space once this all shakes out. Mobile data Continue reading…

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