The FCC granted more than 2,300 licenses in the 600 MHz band to wireless bidders; this is the broadcast television spectrum the carriers bid on in the incentive auction. We knew how much the carriers bid on the spectrum, a total of about $10 billion. What’s new, is how many licenses each bidder won and the markets those licenses are for.
T-Mobile was awarded the most licenses — 1,525 according to an Inside Towers examination
of the lists. T-Mobile told the FCC it may start operations or conduct
testing on the band using some of its licenses later this year.
Dish Network, which bid through
ParkerB.com Wireless, came in second with 487 licenses. U.S. Cellular
Corporation was next with 88 licenses and AT&T was awarded 23
licenses. Docomo Pacific received six for Guam and the Northern Mariana
Islands, and NEIT Services was awarded one license for Manchester, IA.
Click here to read the 52 pages of licenses sorted by market. Continue Reading