I didnt expect them to bid
posted Today, 3:32 PM by Eric M. Zeman
A partial list of bidders in the upcoming FCC 700 MHz spectrum auction has surfaced. Confirmed bidders include AT&T, Cox Communications, Denali Spectrum License (owned in part by Leap Wireless), Frontline Wireless, Google, and Verizon Wireless. Others are likely to emerge over the coming weeks. Some companies not participating in the auction include Clearwire, Sprint, and T-Mobile. The 700 MHz auction will begin January 24 of next year and bidding companies have until December 28 to submit their up-front payments. Bidding is expected to start at $4.6 billion.
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Aren't they already out of a LOT of money for spectrum they bought but can't use because of the government?
That was so stupid of them [the FCC] to auction off crap the gov't didn't plan on moving off of for several years... then again, so typical of the government
700 MHz has been referred to as "beach front property". It's prime spectrum. Verizon and AT&T are going to have lots. T-Mobile: NADA. This is going to leave T-Mobile even farther behind. They'll be gone in 5 years.
They might still be pissed about how the govt is holding the AWS 1700MHz spectrum. Even though they haven't announced it, I think they might actually bid. They might be keeping quiet so AT&T and Verizon won't have time to gather up enough money to outbid them like they tried to do in the AWS to keep T-Mobile from getting spectrum.
I thot anyone who was going to bid had to register by this past Monday. News items said Google registered on the last day (Mon.).
GoogleVoice (domestic call forwarding and cheap intl. calls)
T-Mobile lines on unlimited "family" plan - me, wife. Cost is about $80 a line incl. 5GB/mo. data on each line. We have had no landline in 7 years
Google + T-mobile might help!
Where do you go to see who has registered?
I have not studied the rules for this auction but in other FCC auctions the bidders had to pre-qualify and post some sort of bond. You can't just drop into a FCC auction and surprise everyone.Originally Posted by terryjohnson16
What is the band plan like for 700 MHz. Is it paired? I hope not. New TDD systems for unpaired spectrum are much more efficient than the old way of balanced channel pairs.
IMO, this is like VS days when they passed on by the 850MHz spectrum. T-Mobile is doing the same crap.Originally Posted by DRNewcomb
HAY GUYZ, MY 42ND POST WAS 3 YEARS AGO
Good, this is what I was worrying about:
Today was the deadline for potential bidders to file with the Federal Communications Commission. Once they do so they become subject to strict “anticollusion” rules that in effect prohibit participants from discussing any aspect of their bidding until the auction is over. The commission is trying to prevent bidders from getting into various forms of mischief, such as maliciously bidding up prices to hurt competitors or colluding with rivals to keep prices low.