The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Friday pleasantly surprised many in the telecom industry when set an initial spectrum clearing target of 126 MHz for the first round of its reverse auction.
The selection of this target means 100 MHz, or 10 paired blocks, of spectrum will be offered in most markets nationwide in the forward auction for wireless bidders.
According to the FCC, nearly 99 percent of the spectrum licenses up for auction will come with zero impairment, or interference from TV stations in the wireless band.
Friday’s news lit up the industry sphere online, sparking reactions from analysts and telecom groups alike. Here are some of their comments:
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