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AT&T, Dish win large in Andromeda public sale, Verizon will get nothing

AT&T and Dish Community walked away with the majority of spectrum licenses up for grabs within the FCC’s newest spectrum public sale. AT&T agreed to spend roughly $9 billion on midband spectrum licenses for 5G, whereas Dish agreed to spend $7.3 billion.

These outcomes are largely consistent with analyst expectations.

T-Cellular agreed to spend virtually $3 billion on spectrum licenses within the public sale.

Curiously, Verizon didn’t buy any licenses. That is noteworthy contemplating Verizon spent greater than $50 billion on licenses within the FCC’s earlier public sale, of C-band spectrum, that ended final 12 months. The corporate is planning to mild up a community on that spectrum within the subsequent few days.

Different winners within the public sale, as disclosed by the FCC, embody non-public fairness firms like Grain Administration and Columbia Capital, in addition to numerous smaller buyers and rural telecom suppliers.

Desk 1: Andromeda public sale winners
(Public sale 110 of three.45GHz-3.55GHz)

Bidder Bidding entity Profitable bids Licenses received
AT&T AT&T Public sale Holdings, LLC $9 billion 1,624
Dish Community Weminuche L.L.C. $7.3 billion 1,232
T-Cellular T-Cellular License LLC $2.9 billion 199
Columbia Capital Three Forty-5 Spectrum, LLC $1.4 billion 18
Uscellular United States Mobile Company $580 million 380

Whitewater Wi-fi II, L.P. $428 million 14
Grain Administration NewLevel III, L.P. 0 $376 million 8
Moise Advisory Cherry Wi-fi, LLC $211 million 319

N Squared Wi-fi, LLC $101.8 million 55

Skylake Wi-fi II, LLC $39 million 57

Blue Ridge Wi-fi LLC $8.9 million 39
Agri-Valley Communications Agri-Valley Communications $8 million 7
LICT LICT Wi-fi Broadband Firm, LLC $7.7 million 24
Viaero NE Colorado Mobile, Inc. $6.7 million 18
Nsight Nsight Spectrum, LLC $4.7 million 6
East Kentucky Community East Kentucky Community, LLC $4.4 million 2
Carolina West Wi-fi Carolina West Wi-fi, Inc. $3.8 million 11
PVT PVT Networks, Inc. $2 million 6
Chat Mobility RSA 1 Restricted Partnership $1.7 million 1

Raptor Wi-fi LLC $845,700 6
Horry Phone Horry Phone $88,060 12
PocketiNet PocketiNet Communications $59,501 1

Jones, Anthony L $1,575 2

The bidding portion of the FCC’s public sale, dubbed the “Andromeda public sale” by Gentle Studying as a result of it sounds cool, led to November with a complete of round $22 billion in successful bids. The company on Friday launched the identification of the successful bidders. The public sale launched 100MHz of midband spectrum between 3.45GHz and three.55GHz. The occasion, dubbed Public sale 110 by the FCC, began October 5.

The FCC’s Andromeda public sale is the company’s third-biggest spectrum public sale ever. As famous by Subsequent TV, solely the $45 billion AWS-3 public sale in 2015 and the $81 billion C-band public sale final 12 months generated extra in successful bids.

The worth of the spectrum licenses within the Andromeda public sale might rise if interference issues proceed to tug on the C-band.

Nevertheless, to place their licenses to make use of, Andromeda public sale winners should buy new radios which might be able to broadcasting alerts within the 3.45GHz-3.55GHz band.

Smartphones could also be a special matter, nevertheless. Executives from element provider Resonant recommended that present smartphones that assist the C-band may additionally have the ability to assist 5G transmissions within the new 3.45GHz-3.55GHz band that is at present being auctioned. That is as a result of each bands fall into the 3GPP’s n77 technical commonplace, which stretches from 3.3GHz to 4.2GHz.

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— Mike Dano, Editorial Director, 5G & Cellular Methods, Gentle Studying | @mikeddano



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