FCC’s 24 GHz auction to start March 14

January 31, 2019


On the heels of the conclusion of its first millimeter wave spectrum auction that raised $702 million, the Federal Communications Commission is forging ahead with another mmWave auction: this time, at 24 GHz.

Bidding in the 24 GHz auction (or Auction 102) will begin on March 14, with upfront payments due by February 19, the agency announced.

Auction 102 will offer up Upper Microwave Flexible Use Service (UMFUS) licenses in the 24.25–24.45 and 24.75–25.25 GHz band. There will be 2,909 licenses up for bid on a Partial Economic Area geographic basis that divides the country into 416 sections.

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