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AWS-3 auction climbs past $36.4B in bids

After 32 rounds of bidding the AWS-3 spectrum auction has generated a whopping $36.44 billion in aggregate provisional winning bids. That figure is almost double what the 700 MHz auction raised in 2008.

CCA urges FCC to drop specific price target for triggering 'reserved' spectrum in 600 MHz auction

The Competitive Carriers Association is pressuring the FCC to reconsider its rules for triggering when bidding in the incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum will split into "unreserved" airwaves and "reserved" spectrum set aside for smaller carriers.

Analysts: As AWS-3 auction climbs past $34B, Dish's bidding raises questions about its strategy

Now that the FCC's AWS-3 spectrum auction has raised more than $34 billion in provisional winning bids, a great deal of attention is turning to the role Dish Network may be playing in the bidding--and what the company might do with any spectrum it winds up with once the auction ends.

AWS-3 auction tops $31B in bids as activity starts to slow down

The FCC's AWS-3 spectrum auction surged into uncharted territory on Friday, with total provisional winning bids topping $31 billion, $12 billion more than the 700 MHz auction attracted in 2008.

FCC to vote on proposed incentive auction rules in December

The FCC will vote on Dec. 11 on a detailed set of proposed rules for how the incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum will be conducted. If the FCC approves the proposals, the rules will not become final and will instead be opened up for public comment.

AWS-3 spectrum auction bids soar to nearly $25.8B, and are likely to keep climbing

Bids in the FCC's AWS-3 spectrum auction keep climbing: After 20 rounds the auction has raised a total of $25.77 billion in provisionally winning bids.

UPDATED: AWS-3 auction nets $16.4B in bids so far, with Dish as a wild card

The AWS-3 spectrum auction has surpassed $16.4 billion in provisional winning bids through 15 rounds, guaranteeing that the most valuable chuck of spectrum being auctioned will meet the reserve price the FCC has set.

AWS-3 auction nets $4.7B in bids over 2 days, but analysts say prices will rise over time

The FCC's AWS-3 spectrum auction has yielded a little more than $4.7 billion in bids through its first seven rounds over the opening two days of the auction. However, the bidding so far has been concentrated around a few blocks of spectrum.

First round of FCC's AWS-3 auction draws $1.77B in bids, nearly 17% of total reserve price

The AWS-3 spectrum auction, the FCC's first major auction since 2008, kicked off with a bang. The first round of bidding drew provisional winning bids on 1,012 licenses. That totals around $1.767 billion in bids, or around 16.7 percent of the total $10.587 billion reserve price the FCC has set for the auction. A total of 1,614 licenses are up for grabs across 65 MHz of spectrum, including 15 MHz of unpaired uplink spectrum in the 1695-1710 MHz band.

Starting in January, FCC officials to hit the road to woo broadcasters to incentive auction

FCC officials are going to conduct more than a dozen field visits from January to mid-April next year with broadcasters to give them more information about the 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum incentive auction. The outreach effort will cover around 50 television markets, and not just the largest ones.