The auction started in late July and sold 20625 of 22631 licenses after 76 rounds of auction. At the conference, FCC member Mike OReilly praised that FCCs civil broadband wireless service (CBR) spectrum auction has opened the door to many potential bidders, and pointed out that the 3.5GHz auction covered the first new 5g if spectrum in the United States.
Compared with previous major auctions in the country, the auction spectrum is divided into 10 MHz blocks and covers a smaller geographical area, which is believed to expand the range of potential buyers.
The FCC will allocate another batch of 5g spectrum from 3.7GHz to 4.2ghz in another round of auctions starting on December 8.
Ajit Pai, FCC chairman, hailed the sale of the 3.5GHz band as a huge success, adding that demand for licenses had been strong.
The FCC added that these allocations will facilitate further deployment of 5g in the country, promoting the Internet of things and other spectrum based advanced services..
Source: c114 communication editor: Liu Fei_ NBJS10390