While the contribution of John Nash to society in general cannot be over-stated, to those of us working in spectrum auctions we know we live in a complex multi-player game with a convex solution. So a very sad day; tragic, to be taken by the New Jersey Turnpike. RIP John Nash.
Industry Canada has been on a tear recently, auctioning mobile spectrum licenses at a pace never seen before. Three major auction processes have been completed in the space of only 15 months - 700 MHz in February 2014, AWS-3 in March 2015 and 2500 MHz Broadband Radio Service (BRS) in May 2015. The 2500 MHz auction (results [...]
January 29, 2015 - When we suggested to “stay tuned” in our note of November 21, 2014 “AWS-3 Auction Blasts Through the $1.50 per MHz-pop Threshold”, the auction had completed 23 rounds. We could not have predicted that would have been 7% of the rounds and only half the proceeds. And that we would have [...]
It is Christmas a week early for stakeholders in the Canadian wireless industry. Minister Moore announced spectrum policy decisions in 6 key areas: AWS-3, 600 MHz consultation, 3500 MHz, AWS-4, additional backhaul, & 24/28/38 MHz licensing. The combined impact of these decisions and of the 2500 MHz auction is a clear attempt to settle a [...]
The AWS3 spectrum license auction completed 23 bidding rounds up to yesterday and is far from over. Provisionally winning bids – the amount of money that the FCC would collect if the auction were to end – stood at almost US$30 billion. AWS3 is the largest auction the FCC has ever run with 1,614 licenses [...]