The bidding will conclude on March 24; down payments will be due by April 11. A third of the spectrum is subject to “open access” rules — the winner will have to allow access to the spectrum to any device or application. This part of the spectrum carries a reserve price tag of $4.6 billion.
For previous coverage of the auction, see:
- Wireless Auctions Aren’t For Wimps
- Frontline Out of 700 MHz Auction
- So Google Will Bid for Spectrum, Will It Play to Win?
- 700 MHz Explained in 10 Steps