Look Who’s Planning to Bid for 5G Spectrum


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Forty out of fifty companies that applied, have qualified and made upfront payments to bid in the 28 GHz auction, set to begin November 14.  AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile are among them, according to the FCC. In addition to the wireless companies, DISH — filing under the name Crestone Wireless — and Frontier Communications also made the cut.

The Commission plans to auction off spectrum licenses in the 24 GHz band after the 28 GHz auction ends. Fighty eight out of sixty companies that applied filed complete applications, according to the FCC, including Cox Communications and Starry. Sprint also intends to participate, under its ATI subsidiary. AT&T, T-Mobile, Frontier Communications, “Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless” and Windstream Services also plan to bid.

November 2, 2018