Tag Archives: Auction

Good News for T-Mobile: 5G SALE Act Passes the Congress

T-Mobile has gotten an early Christmas present from the Congress as they passed a bill enabling the Un-carrier to take ownership of their acquired spectrum licenses. The bill authorizes ownership to T-Mobile US and the other winners of the 2022 2.5 GHz spectrum license auction. Ever since the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) spectrum auction authority expired, processing the spectrum has been in limbo.  Despite wrapping up the auction in fall 2022, the FCC had to stop all … [read full article]

FCC’s estimated bids for upcoming 600MHz auction “undervalues” spectrum according to broadcasters

Last Friday, the FCC updated information on its upcoming 2016 broadcast incentive auction, increasing the estimated opening bids from an estimate released in October. However, the Expanding Opportunities for Broadcasters Coalition, a broadcaster group, believes that the value predicted is far too low. These opening bid estimates are in relation to the first part of the two-part auction, due to take … [read full article]

FCC delays 600MHz TV spectrum auction until 2016

The FCC has decided to delay the 600MHz TV spectrum auction initially planned for 2015, due to an impending court case. Gary Epstein, Chair of the FCC’s incentive auction task force, announced the move in a blog posted just a short while ago. Earlier this week, the court issued a briefing schedule in which the final briefs are not due until late January 2015.  Oral … [read full article]