Auction 108

Prime Mid-band Spectrum – Auction Summer 2022

On March 21, 2022, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released an updated Public Notice, FCC 22-24, in which the FCC announced the procedures, deadlines, minimum opening bid amounts and the adopted inventory for the upcoming unassigned 2.5GHz spectrum auction, Auction 108, which is scheduled to begin on July 29, 2022.

Engineer’s Insights: Notes from Brian Bell, PE

  • Based on historical wireless licensing norms, including typical 10-year renewal periods, it is reasonable to believe this is the last opportunity to secure large swaths of mid-band spectrum.
  • Notably, the county-by-county license footprint makes this auction especially attractive as licenses can be tightly contoured to provider service territory.
  • Vantage Point anticipates auction participation by small and large service providers, as well as experienced and new-to-wireless companies.
  • Therefore, Vantage Point strongly encourages all providers who ARE or MAY BE interested in this prime spectrum to pursue due diligence promptly.

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