AT&T, T-Mobile US, Verizon to take part in upcoming millimeter wave auctions

Three of the big four U.S. mobile operators—AT&T, T-Mobile US and Verizon Wireless—will take part in the U.S. Federal Communication Commission’s upcoming millimeter wave auctions, which cover frequencies in the 24 GHz and 28 GHz bands.

Auction 101, which covers the 28 GHz band, is set to kick-off on Nov. 14, and be immediately followed by Auction 102 covering the 24 GHz licenses. The 28 GHz licenses will be offered in two 425 megahertz blocks allocated by county; the 24 GHz licenses will be offered in seven 100 megahertz blocks based on generic blocks in each Partial Economic Area.

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