The most recent FCC spectrum auction has ended – the “C-Band” and the results are in.
In the C band auction, about 280 MhZ of spectrum was reallocated to cellular companies. The spectrum is in the frequency range 3.7-3.98GHz.
57 qualified companies entered the bidding, which added over $81 Billion in revenue, and here are the big winners:
- Verizon won over 3500 licenses (for $45B)
- AT&T won over 1600 licenses (for $23B)
- T-Mobile won over 140 licenses (for $9B)
- US Cellular won over 250 licenses (for $1.2B)
Dish only won 1 license (for $2.5MM), but they still have plenty of spectrum from other (past) auctions.
Comcast and Charter teamed up in the bidding, but did not win any licenses.
Full results are here – on the FCC website.
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