The recent federal airwave license auction ended on last Thursday, with the rewarding buyers providing a sum of $702 million for the privileges to exploit the 5G appropriate band.

In the Federal Communications Commissions of 101 spectrum auction that kicked off in November, the dealers are sold around 3,000 licenses to broadcast in 28 GHz bandwidth. Most commonly, this is the best for the latest 5G wireless networks that are coming on the internet for the upcoming few years, which would be anywhere from 10 to 40 times quicker than the existing 4G LTE networks. This dealer has not yet disclosed the rewarding dealers and told that 107 licenses have got zero acceptable proposals.

Moderately, the purchaser was muted than compared to some of the previous auctions such as 600 MHz auction, which increased a sum of $20 billion. This is because; the Verizon already have around half of the licenses in 28 GHz bandwidth such as several prime urban places. The FCC also has so many auctions, which are planned to sell the licenses in other 5G bands, which have been fewer burdened.

This dealer is also qualified for about 40 significant purchasers such as,

  • T-Mobile (TMUS, -0.19%)

  • AT&T (T, +0,23%)

  • Sprint (S, -1,20%)

  • Entities representing the entire four biggest carriers

However, some of these licenses are engaging several rural areas, which can have been purchased by the medium and small or medium companies or even any people, when occurred at some previous FCC sales.

Overall, the biggest rewarding proposals are fully around $12.5 million and for licenses engaging followed by around $10.3 million and $10.1 million of Honolulu. With the much spectrum in 28 GHz band previously taken, most of the purchasers might be more active in the upcoming FCC sale for licenses in 24 GHz bandwidth. Even, some of the buyers were expected to start in a very short period, but the Chairman of FCC named as Ajit Pai said. After a few years, the FCC schedules to sale the licenses in minimum three additional bandwidths for the 5G networks such as 49 GHz, 39 GHz and 37 GHz.

Furthermore, all the 5G bandwidths are considered as ultimately top wavelengths bandwidth than compared to those who are utilizing the cell phones in these days such as 2.5 GHz bandwidths and 700 MHz bandwidths. In some cases, these are also known as millimeter wavelength bandwidths. However, these top most frequency bandwidths have the signals, which could carry out a large amount of information, but you do not even need to travel so distant and have some issues, which are probing the problems. No other cell phones are functioned in these bandwidths, but the Qualcomm and Intel have publicized that well-matched modems as well as 5G phones may begin to reach this year future.

Therefore, the successful bottom line of the initial high bandwidth 5G spectrum sales in our nation is a most significant way towards maintaining the American headship in 5G, which was said by Pai in a declaration. But still, we cannot even give to respite on our honours and won’t.


Written by
Karen Bradshaw