Already a success?

Publié le par Jean Arnal

The auction for what is called the 700 MHz spectrum (a range of 90 MHz band to be returned by broadcasters next year) in the US has already reached $18bn, well above the $15bn projected high. The second good news is meeting the $4.6bn reserve price for the nationwide package of eight regional C-Block licenses, achieving an open-access condition on a portion of the spectrum being auctioned. Open access is gradually making ground in the US, with the three major MNOs announcing they would allow third-party devices and applications to connect to their networks. The bad news is coming from the D-block national commercial/public-safety license that only get one bid at $472m, far below the $1.3bn reserve price set for the license. What would happen if no more bids? We will see.

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