AWS-3 spectrum auction ends with record $44.9B in bids

It's been a long time coming, and the bidding in the FCC's AWS-3 spectrum auction is finally closed after 341 rounds. Total provisional winning bids came in at a record $44.899 billion--far more than the FCC raised in its previous spectrum auctions. FierceWireless' Phil Goldstein has the complete rundown. Check this out for a full analysis of auction 97.