Prototype LTE test systems using 4x4 Multiple Input Multiple Output MIMO antennas have achieved download speeds faster than Mbps, though obviously early telco deployments won't be remotely close to those speeds probably closer to 10Mbps or so initially. The company says the addition will increase the company's average spectrum depth per market to 82 MHz, from 52 MHz today.
EconoklasticGeneral I apologise for the hiatus between this and my last MHz Auction update, but with 36, bids over rounds, analysing the data set is taking a bit of time.
I can say with confidence that this is a bald-faced lie.
Twenty-six companies bid on C Block spectrum: The interesting dynamic in C Block is the effect of combinatorial bidding on the outcome. The rules provided that so long as the bid on a package exceeded the total amount of the bids on all the individual REAGs in that package, the package bidder would win assuming that the package bid reached the reserve price.
But what they inadvertently did was screw at least one major bidder with the combinatorial bidding rules they insisted on.
That meant that the open access rules would kick in.
They then sat on that bid. However, the combinatorial bidding rules put MetroPCS in a real bind. The situation sat that way until round 26 with bids on some individual REAGs creeping up. The dynamics from rounds 18 through 26 can be seen in this table ; the bid amounts are in millions of dollars.
Seeing that the package had been broken, Verizon, which reasonably assumed that the package bid was Google remember that all people knew was the high bid in each round, not who had made it, because of the anonymous bidding rulesknew that there would now be a scramble for the individual REAGs.
Between rounds 27 and 30 Verizon swooped in with large bids and secured the vast majority of the individual REAGs. Now how does this screw MetroPCS? I predicted, when the combinatorial bidding rules were proposed, that all they would do was advantage bidders with the deepest pockets, i.Google announced today that they will be bidding in the mhz auction!
“We believe it’s important to put our money where our principles are,” said Eric Schmidt, Chairman and CEO. Taking a bigger step into wireless, Google said Friday it plans to bid in the government's auction of airwaves in January to acquire bandwith for mobile devices.
Is AT&T’s Bid to Buy MHz in Jeopardy? Oct 10, The Associated Press reported today that AT&T is willing to pay $ billion for Aloha Partners share of the megahertz spectrum.
"Google’s intent to bid in the Mhz auction and Verizon’s sudden support for open networks suggest that we may finally see the competitive wireless marketplace that consumers demand.
Google bid exclusively on the 50 state package (REAGs ), gradually pushing the bid up until they exceeded the reserve price in round 17 with a bid of $4,,, That meant that the open access rules would kick in.
Google intends to bid on wireless spectrum in the MHz band when the U.S. Federal Communications Commission begins auctioning that resource in late January.