Fact Sheet

Date:

Auction 22 began on 3/23/1999 and closed on 4/15/1999.

Round 78 (See PN DA 99-757)
Licenses:
347 licenses - 133 15 MHz
206 30 MHz C block licenses
six 10 MHz E
two 10 MHz F block licenses
(See PN DA99-528 (pdf)) in various Basic Trading Areas ("BTA").
Spectrum
30 MHz C block: 1895 - 1910 MHz paired with 1975 - 1990 MHz
15 MHz C block (with license suffix C2): 1895 - 1902.5 MHz paired with 1975 - 1982. 5 MHz
E block: 1885 - 1890 MHz paired with 1965 - 1970 MHz
F block: 1890 - 1895 MHz paired with 1970 - 1975 MHz
(See Broadband PCS Bandplan (pdf))
Bandwidth:

C block - 30 MHz
C block (suffix C2)- 15 MHz
E and F - 10 MHz (5 MHz paired)

Winning Bidders:
57 bidders won 302 licenses (8 license of 10 MHz, 115 licenses of 15 MHz, and 179 licenses of 30 MHz) 277 licenses won by 48 small bidders, 25 licenses won by 9 other bidders
Rounds:
78
Qualified Bidders
67
Licenses Won:
302
Licenses Held by FCC:
45
Total Licenses:
347
Net Bids
$412,840,945
Gross Bids:
$532,970,215

Event Date
Pre-Auction Seminar
Form 175 (Short Form) Application Filing Deadline
2/12/1999; 5:30 pm ET
Upfront Payments Deadline
3/1/1999; 6:00 pm ET
Orders for Remote Bidding Software
3/9/1999; 5:30 pm ET
Mock Auction
3/18/1999
Auction Start
3/23/1999
Auction Closed
4/15/1999