The FCC’s auction of residual 28 GHz (27.5-28.35 GHz) frequencies began on November 14th, 2018.
The FCC’s auction of residual 28 GHz* (27.5-28.35 GHz) frequencies began on November 14th, 2018. The auction closed on January 24th, 2019 when a round ended without bids placed.
According to the FCC Auction Bidding System Public Reporting System (PRS), winning bids reached 702.6 MUSD on Jan. 24th, 2019, after 38 days of bidding and 176 rounds completed. The residual licences were sold on a county basis. Two blocks of 425 MHz were available.
The FCC will now start the auction process for 24 GHz (24.25–24.45 GHz + 24.75–25.25 GHz) frequencies. 24 GHz frequencies will be auctioned in 100 MHz blocks and will be sold by partial economic areas (PEAs). PEAs are larger than counties.
Winning parties for the 28 GHz auction will be announced when the 24 GHz auction will be over.
*The 28 GHz band had already been assigned. This auction is to assign residual spectrum.