FCC Announces Closing of Bidding in Auction 105 (3550-3660 MHz Band)

On Tuesday, August 25, 2020, the FCC announced the conclusion of bidding in Auction 105, which awarded Priority Access Licenses in the 3550-3650 MHz band. Bidding concluded after 76 rounds, with gross proceeds reaching $4,585,663,345 and bidders winning more than 91.1% of available licenses (20,625 of 22,631 available licenses, the greatest number of spectrum licenses ever made available in a single FCC auction). The FCC anticipates that this band of licensed spectrum will further deployment of 5G, the Internet of Things, and other advanced spectrum-based services.


In the coming days, the FCC will release a public notice with detailed action results, including the name of the winners, deadlines for payments and filling of long-form applications, and other post auction procedures. This information, along with other information on Auction 105, will be available at: https://www.fcc.gov/auction/105.


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