Orange and Deutsche Telekom's respective Polish subsidiaries are among six operators bidding for fresh LTE spectrum in the 800 MHz and 2600 MHz bands, the country's regulator revealed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The FCC's AWS-3 auction, which is still going on, is now more successful than anyone ever dreamed. As of this morning, the auction has raised a total of more than $24 billion in provisionally winning bids after just six days of bidding. But beyond the big, round numbers, what other conclusions can we draw from the AWS-3 results so far?
Ofcom on Wednesday confirmed it will open up the 700 MHz frequency band to mobile operators for wireless broadband services.
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.