Re: [WISPA] FCC wireless auction raises almost $13.9 bln

2006-09-21 Thread Ron Wallace
Congratulations Scriv, I know you will show us the way.-Original Message-From: John Scrivner [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2006 12:20 PMTo: 'WISPA General List'Subject: Re: [WISPA] FCC wireless auction raises almost $13.9 blnThe band is 2110 to 2120 MHz and 1710 to 1720 MHz. (20 MHz of spectrum) There are some other hurdles yet to jump. You would think buying it would be enough but it is far from usable yet. I'll let you know as we get closer to the launch of licensed broadband services here.ScrivMac Dearman wrote:CONGRATS Scriv! I don't think that you will be guilty of just "squatting" on such lovely frequency eh?Did you get 700MHz in the AWS-1?I wish I had some too :-( Mac -Original Message-From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] OnBehalf Of John ScrivnerSent: Tuesday, September 19, 2006 9:35 AMTo: WISPA General ListSubject: Re: [WISPA] FCC wireless auction raises almost $13.9 blnWe won an AWS license in our area!:-)ScrivDawn DiPietro wrote: FCC wireless auction raises almost $13.9 blnLast Update: 5:13 PM ET Sep 18, 2006(Adds quote in third paragraph and details about Verizon in sixth and seventh paragraphs.)WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- The Federal Communications Commission on Monday wrapped up an auction of licenses to provide new wireless services, generating almost $13.9 billion in gross proceeds and handing T-Mobile USA Inc. the capacity it needs to compete with larger rivals.T-Mobile, a unit of Deutsche Telekom AG (DT), was the top bidder, bidding almost $4.2 billion for 120 licenses. Verizon Wireless agreed to pay $2.8 billion for 13 licenses. A consortium that includes cable giants Comcast Corp. (CMCSA, CMCSK) and Time Warner Inc. (TWX), along with Sprint Nextel Corp. (S), agreed to pay almost $2.4 billion for 137 licenses. As a result of their aggressive early moves, many potential new players were squeezed out of the game before it got going."The dream of new entrants that would shake up the market died," said Roger Entner, an analyst for technology research firm Ovum. "The usual suspects have won."The last time an FCC auction drew more bidding was in 2001, when regulators reauctioned some licenses they had repossessed from NextWave Telecom Inc. But in 2003, the Supreme Court ruled that the FCC had improperly reclaimed the licenses, returning control to NextWave and invalidating the auction.This time, T-Mobile had the most at stake. Although it is the fourth-largest U.S. wireless carrier, it has lacked the capacity to upgrade its network to run third-generation, or 3-G services. The new licenses will put T-Mobile in a more competitive position.Verizon Wireless, meanwhile, will likely sit on its spectrum. The No. 2 wireless carrier, a joint venture between Verizon Communications (VZ) and Vodafone Group Plc (VOD), has a next-generation network called Evolution-Data Optimized, or EV-DO. It doesn't need to use the new spectrum for that network. Verizon Wireless is seen using the spectrum for wireless technology that is further down the line, although it's unclear what that technology may be.A spokesman for Verizon Wireless wasn't immediately available for comment.Smaller carriers were able to expand their coverage from select cities to a much larger area. For example, Leap Wireless International Inc. (LEAP), a smaller, regional company, won 99 licenses, bidding $710 million for airwaves covering cities including Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Baltimore, and St. Louis."Leap's push to acquire more spectrum in new high-growth market clusters located in urban and suburban areas such as Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia will help it withstand the continuous competitive pressure from larger... competitors such as Sprint-Nextel and Verizon," Jessica Zufolo, an analyst at research firm Medley Advisors, wrote in a note to clients.The U.S. Treasury will receive just $13.7 billion from its latest auction because of rules that permit small companies to earn discounts of as much as 25%.http://tinyurl.com/j77nv-- -- WISPA Wireless List: wireless@wispa.orgSubscribe/Unsubscribe:http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wirelessArchives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/
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RE: [WISPA] FCC wireless auction raises almost $13.9 bln

2006-09-20 Thread Brad Larson
Scriv, very good news and congrats. BTW, I'm still waiting for your update
on your BreezeAccess VL upgrade? Brad

-Original Message-
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] 
Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2006 10:35 AM
To: WISPA General List
Subject: Re: [WISPA] FCC wireless auction raises almost $13.9 bln

We won an AWS license in our area!
:-)
Scriv


Dawn DiPietro wrote:

 FCC wireless auction raises almost $13.9 bln

 Last Update: 5:13 PM ET Sep 18, 2006

 (Adds quote in third paragraph and details about Verizon in sixth and 
 seventh paragraphs.)
 WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- The Federal Communications Commission on 
 Monday wrapped up an auction of licenses to provide new wireless 
 services, generating almost $13.9 billion in gross proceeds and 
 handing T-Mobile USA Inc. the capacity it needs to compete with larger 
 rivals.
 T-Mobile, a unit of Deutsche Telekom AG (DT), was the top bidder, 
 bidding almost $4.2 billion for 120 licenses. Verizon Wireless agreed 
 to pay $2.8 billion for 13 licenses. A consortium that includes cable 
 giants Comcast Corp. (CMCSA, CMCSK) and Time Warner Inc. (TWX), along 
 with Sprint Nextel Corp. (S), agreed to pay almost $2.4 billion for 
 137 licenses. As a result of their aggressive early moves, many 
 potential new players were squeezed out of the game before it got going.
 The dream of new entrants that would shake up the market died, said 
 Roger Entner, an analyst for technology research firm Ovum. The usual 
 suspects have won.
 The last time an FCC auction drew more bidding was in 2001, when 
 regulators reauctioned some licenses they had repossessed from 
 NextWave Telecom Inc. But in 2003, the Supreme Court ruled that the 
 FCC had improperly reclaimed the licenses, returning control to 
 NextWave and invalidating the auction.
 This time, T-Mobile had the most at stake. Although it is the 
 fourth-largest U.S. wireless carrier, it has lacked the capacity to 
 upgrade its network to run third-generation, or 3-G services. The new 
 licenses will put T-Mobile in a more competitive position.
 Verizon Wireless, meanwhile, will likely sit on its spectrum. The No. 
 2 wireless carrier, a joint venture between Verizon Communications 
 (VZ) and Vodafone Group Plc (VOD), has a next-generation network 
 called Evolution-Data Optimized, or EV-DO. It doesn't need to use the 
 new spectrum for that network. Verizon Wireless is seen using the 
 spectrum for wireless technology that is further down the line, 
 although it's unclear what that technology may be.
 A spokesman for Verizon Wireless wasn't immediately available for 
 comment.
 Smaller carriers were able to expand their coverage from select cities 
 to a much larger area. For example, Leap Wireless International Inc. 
 (LEAP), a smaller, regional company, won 99 licenses, bidding $710 
 million for airwaves covering cities including Washington D.C., 
 Philadelphia, Baltimore, and St. Louis.
 Leap's push to acquire more spectrum in new high-growth market 
 clusters located in urban and suburban areas such as Baltimore, 
 Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia will help it withstand the 
 continuous competitive pressure from larger... competitors such as 
 Sprint-Nextel and Verizon, Jessica Zufolo, an analyst at research 
 firm Medley Advisors, wrote in a note to clients.
 The U.S. Treasury will receive just $13.7 billion from its latest 
 auction because of rules that permit small companies to earn discounts 
 of as much as 25%.

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Re: [WISPA] FCC wireless auction raises almost $13.9 bln

2006-09-19 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181

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- Original Message - 
From: John Scrivner [EMAIL PROTECTED]

To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org
Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2006 7:35 AM
Subject: Re: [WISPA] FCC wireless auction raises almost $13.9 bln



We won an AWS license in our area!
:-)
Scriv


Dawn DiPietro wrote:


FCC wireless auction raises almost $13.9 bln

Last Update: 5:13 PM ET Sep 18, 2006

(Adds quote in third paragraph and details about Verizon in sixth and 
seventh paragraphs.)
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- The Federal Communications Commission on 
Monday wrapped up an auction of licenses to provide new wireless 
services, generating almost $13.9 billion in gross proceeds and 
handing T-Mobile USA Inc. the capacity it needs to compete with larger 
rivals.
T-Mobile, a unit of Deutsche Telekom AG (DT), was the top bidder, 
bidding almost $4.2 billion for 120 licenses. Verizon Wireless agreed 
to pay $2.8 billion for 13 licenses. A consortium that includes cable 
giants Comcast Corp. (CMCSA, CMCSK) and Time Warner Inc. (TWX), along 
with Sprint Nextel Corp. (S), agreed to pay almost $2.4 billion for 
137 licenses. As a result of their aggressive early moves, many 
potential new players were squeezed out of the game before it got going.
The dream of new entrants that would shake up the market died, said 
Roger Entner, an analyst for technology research firm Ovum. The usual 
suspects have won.
The last time an FCC auction drew more bidding was in 2001, when 
regulators reauctioned some licenses they had repossessed from 
NextWave Telecom Inc. But in 2003, the Supreme Court ruled that the 
FCC had improperly reclaimed the licenses, returning control to 
NextWave and invalidating the auction.
This time, T-Mobile had the most at stake. Although it is the 
fourth-largest U.S. wireless carrier, it has lacked the capacity to 
upgrade its network to run third-generation, or 3-G services. The new 
licenses will put T-Mobile in a more competitive position.
Verizon Wireless, meanwhile, will likely sit on its spectrum. The No. 
2 wireless carrier, a joint venture between Verizon Communications 
(VZ) and Vodafone Group Plc (VOD), has a next-generation network 
called Evolution-Data Optimized, or EV-DO. It doesn't need to use the 
new spectrum for that network. Verizon Wireless is seen using the 
spectrum for wireless technology that is further down the line, 
although it's unclear what that technology may be.
A spokesman for Verizon Wireless wasn't immediately available for 
comment.
Smaller carriers were able to expand their coverage from select cities 
to a much larger area. For example, Leap Wireless International Inc. 
(LEAP), a smaller, regional company, won 99 licenses, bidding $710 
million for airwaves covering cities including Washington D.C., 
Philadelphia, Baltimore, and St. Louis.
Leap's push to acquire more spectrum in new high-growth market 
clusters located in urban and suburban areas such as Baltimore, 
Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia will help it withstand the 
continuous competitive pressure from larger... competitors such as 
Sprint-Nextel and Verizon, Jessica Zufolo, an analyst at research 
firm Medley Advisors, wrote in a note to clients.
The U.S. Treasury will receive just $13.7 billion from its latest 
auction because of rules that permit small companies to earn discounts 
of as much as 25%.


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Re: [WISPA] FCC wireless auction raises almost $13.9 bln

2006-09-19 Thread John Scrivner
The band is 2110 to 2120 MHz and 1710 to 1720 MHz. (20 MHz of spectrum) 
There are some other hurdles yet to jump. You would think buying it 
would be enough but it is far from usable yet. I'll let you know as we 
get closer to the launch of licensed broadband services here.

Scriv


Mac Dearman wrote:


CONGRATS Scriv!

I don't think that you will be guilty of just squatting 
on such lovely frequency eh?


Did you get 700MHz in the AWS-1?

I wish I had some too :-( 

Mac 




-Original Message-
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
Behalf Of John Scrivner
Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2006 9:35 AM
To: WISPA General List
Subject: Re: [WISPA] FCC wireless auction raises almost $13.9 bln

We won an AWS license in our area!
:-)
Scriv


Dawn DiPietro wrote:

 


FCC wireless auction raises almost $13.9 bln

Last Update: 5:13 PM ET Sep 18, 2006

(Adds quote in third paragraph and details about Verizon in sixth and 
seventh paragraphs.)
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- The Federal Communications Commission on 
Monday wrapped up an auction of licenses to provide new wireless 
services, generating almost $13.9 billion in gross proceeds and 
handing T-Mobile USA Inc. the capacity it needs to compete with larger 
rivals.
T-Mobile, a unit of Deutsche Telekom AG (DT), was the top bidder, 
bidding almost $4.2 billion for 120 licenses. Verizon Wireless agreed 
to pay $2.8 billion for 13 licenses. A consortium that includes cable 
giants Comcast Corp. (CMCSA, CMCSK) and Time Warner Inc. (TWX), along 
with Sprint Nextel Corp. (S), agreed to pay almost $2.4 billion for 
137 licenses. As a result of their aggressive early moves, many 
potential new players were squeezed out of the game before it got going.
The dream of new entrants that would shake up the market died, said 
Roger Entner, an analyst for technology research firm Ovum. The usual 
suspects have won.
The last time an FCC auction drew more bidding was in 2001, when 
regulators reauctioned some licenses they had repossessed from 
NextWave Telecom Inc. But in 2003, the Supreme Court ruled that the 
FCC had improperly reclaimed the licenses, returning control to 
NextWave and invalidating the auction.
This time, T-Mobile had the most at stake. Although it is the 
fourth-largest U.S. wireless carrier, it has lacked the capacity to 
upgrade its network to run third-generation, or 3-G services. The new 
licenses will put T-Mobile in a more competitive position.
Verizon Wireless, meanwhile, will likely sit on its spectrum. The No. 
2 wireless carrier, a joint venture between Verizon Communications 
(VZ) and Vodafone Group Plc (VOD), has a next-generation network 
called Evolution-Data Optimized, or EV-DO. It doesn't need to use the 
new spectrum for that network. Verizon Wireless is seen using the 
spectrum for wireless technology that is further down the line, 
although it's unclear what that technology may be.
A spokesman for Verizon Wireless wasn't immediately available for 
comment.
Smaller carriers were able to expand their coverage from select cities 
to a much larger area. For example, Leap Wireless International Inc. 
(LEAP), a smaller, regional company, won 99 licenses, bidding $710 
million for airwaves covering cities including Washington D.C., 
Philadelphia, Baltimore, and St. Louis.
Leap's push to acquire more spectrum in new high-growth market 
clusters located in urban and suburban areas such as Baltimore, 
Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia will help it withstand the 
continuous competitive pressure from larger... competitors such as 
Sprint-Nextel and Verizon, Jessica Zufolo, an analyst at research 
firm Medley Advisors, wrote in a note to clients.
The U.S. Treasury will receive just $13.7 billion from its latest 
auction because of rules that permit small companies to earn discounts 
of as much as 25%.


http://tinyurl.com/j77nv

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