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FCC raises nearly $14 billion on auction of spectrum for AWS

September 21, 2006

The Federal Communications Commission’s first auction of AWS spectrum licenses ended on Sept. 18 and raised total gross bids of $13.9 billion.

A total of 1122 licenses were offered in the auction, in which 104 bidders won 1087 licenses. The AWS licenses can be used to provide any of a wide array of services and technologies, including voice, data, video, and other wireless broadband services offered over third generation (3G) mobile networks.

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The top five winning bidders based on the net amount of their winning bids included T-Mobile License; Cellco Partnership, which is doing business as Verizon Wireless; SpectrumCo; MetroPCS AWS; and Cingular AWS.

As required by the Commercial Spectrum Enhancement Act (CSEA) for this auction, the FCC set a reserve price to cover the estimated relocation costs offederal stations occupying 1710MHz to 1755MHz, the frequencies covered by half of each AWS license in the auction.

For more information, visit: www.fcc.gov.

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