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FCC’s latest mmWave auction raises $637 million in first round

December 10, 2019


Bidding began today in the Federal Communications Commission’s largest-ever spectrum auction. The latest Spectrum Frontiers auction of millimeter wave bands has raised more than $637 million in its first round of bidding.

More than 14,100 licenses are up for grabs across three mmWave bands in Auction 103: the upper 37 GHz band (37.6-38.6 GHz), the 39 GHz band (38.6-40 GHz) and the 47 GHz band (47.2-48.2 GHz). The licenses are based on a Partial Economic Area geographic basis which divides the country into 416 sections.

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