FCC Announces Status of Short-Form Applications in Auction 107 (3.7-3.98 GHz Band)

On October 19, 2020, the Office of Economics and Analytics (“OEA”) and the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (“WTB”) released a Public Notice announcing the status of 74 short-form applications that had been received for Auction 107.  As set forth in Attachment A, 38 of the applications have been accepted for filing and deemed complete and each of these applicants will become a qualified bidder so long as they make the upfront payment to the FCC by 6:00 PM Eastern Time on November 2, 2020.  As set forth in Attachment B, 36 of the applications have been deemed incomplete and, in order to become a qualified bidder, each of these applicants must correct the deficiencies in their application, resubmit their application, and make the required upfront payment by 6:00 PM Eastern Time on November 2, 2020.


At a future date, the FCC will release a public notice listing all applicants who are qualified to bid in Auction 107 along with bidding schedules for the mock auction and the first day of bidding for the auction.  All qualified bidders are automatically registered for the auction and registration materials will be sent by overnight delivery to the contact person listed on the applicant’s FCC Form 175.  The OEA and WTB remind applicants that they are required to ensure the information contained in their short-form applications is accurate, they are responsible for conducting their own legal, technical, and marketplace research associated with the licenses, and the quiet period, which began on September 22, remains in effect and applies to all applicants.


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