About

LYA’s spectrum and auctions practice began in the mid-1990’s. It covers a range of activities from the development of spectrum strategy and spectrum valuation to auction platforms and auction management tools to conducting the sale of spectrum on behalf of clients.

LYA’s expertise is at the forefront of auction formats including Simultaneous Multiple Round Ascending (SMRA) Auctions, Combinatorial Clock Auctions (CCA) and the Forward Clock Auction format used in the US 600 MHz Incentive Auction.

LYA helps its clients address the Strategic C’s that are critical to successful spectrum strategies and successful spectrum award processes. These include:

  • Understanding the spectrum needs to meet the demand of the end customers
  • Analysing the overall competitive environment, including carriers and other stakeholders, as well as
  • Reviewing capabilities and resources in the industry, leading to
  • Assessing the costs, opportunities and risks associated with competitive spectrum awards.

LYA’s core spectrum and auction activities include:

  • Spectrum strategy, valuation and license applications,
  • LYA Auction Platforms, for any type of auction format,
  • Assessment of the benefits of various auction formats and rules and recommendations for the auction process,
  • Mock auctions, bidding workshops and simulations including use of robotic bidders,
  • LYA Auction Management Tools,
  • Regulator and bidder training,
  • Support for secondary market spectrum transactions, as well as
  • Selling or acquiring spectrum licenses on behalf of licensees

LYA releases publications and commentaries on pertinent matters and developments related to spectrum and auctions. Please click above on “Publications” or “c-Ahead Spectrum News” to find out more.

IIC Canada 2016: Towards an Innovation Agenda for the Communications and Media Sector

Ms. Lemay will be a panelist at the IIC 2016 Conference in Ottawa on Thursday November 17th. Ms. Lemay will be participating in he “Big Data as a Driver of Innovation” panel. Please click the link below for the complete conference agenda. We look forward to meeting you at the conference.

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October 5th, 2016|

Spectrum Auctions – Lessons from North America, Europe and Beyond: August 31, 2016

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August 3rd, 2016|

CableLabs Summer Conference 2016: August 7-9 2016

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August 3rd, 2016|

Inform[ed] Wireless

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April 13th, 2016|
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LYA Around the World

Countries where LYA has been active supporting clients are indicated below.