Auction Watch: After stage 1, $12B in bids

RCR News continues their AWS auction coverage with a few ripe deals from round 30:

  • Leap wireless posted provisionally winning bids (PWBs) on a C-block license in Chicago for $107 million, a B-block license in Philadelphia for $52 million and an A-block license in Washington, D.C., for $50 million.
  • Sprint Nextel and its cable partners posted new high bids on a B-block license covering Washington, D.C./Baltimore for $111 million and a C-block licenses in Los Angeles for $109 million.
  • T-Mobile USA posted a new high bid of $130 million on an A-block license in Chicago.

Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile are still the big spenders with high bids on the six valuable F-block licenses, which cover vast swaths of land and include 20 megahertz of spectrum.

For more on the AWS auction:
- see this article from RCR News