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Mar10

The Real Lesson of the AWS-3 Auction


Everyone is talking about “lessons learned” from the recently completed AWS-3 auction. It comes as no surprise to us that T-Mobile, Sprint, and others are trying to teach the wrong one. These companies are claiming that AT&T and Verizon “dominated” the auction and that the FCC has to act now to ensure the same thing doesn’t happen in next year’s incentive auction. What may be surprising to some is how at odds with the facts these claims are. Let’s look at what really happened in the AWS-3 auction:  Of the 31 applicants that won licenses, one entity bought more licenses, more spectrum, and covered more POPs (the measure of the number of people covered by each … Continue reading

AWS-3, Designated Entities, FCC, Incentive Auction, Mobile, Spectrum, Spectrum Auctions, Wireless

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