Fact Sheet

Date:

Auction 4 began on 12/5/1994 and closed on 3/13/1995.

Licenses:
99 licenses. Two in each of 51 Major Trading Areas (MTAs), less 3 licenses awarded by pioneer's preference in New York, Washington/Baltimore and Los Angeles/San Diego ($701,780.374). See Major Trading Area (MTA) map, (pdf)
Spectrum

2 GHz band
A block: 1850-1865 and 1930-1945 MHz
B block: 1870-1885 and 1950-1965 MHz

Bandwidth:
Block A & B - 30.0 MHz ea. (2 x 15 MHz paired) in 51 MTAs (Note: 2 licenses were awarded via pioneer preference - $701,780,374 total)

Total bandwidth: 60.0 MHz (60,000 KHz)
See PCS Bandplan, (pdf)
Winning Bidders:
18 bidders won 99 licenses
Rounds:
112
Qualified Bidders
30
Licenses Won:
99
Total Licenses:
99
Net Bids
$7,019,403,797
Gross Bids:
$7,019,403,797

Event Date
Pre-Auction Seminar
Form 175 (Short Form) Application Filing Deadline
10/28/1994; 6:30 pm ET
Upfront Payments Deadline (Wire Transfer)
11/18/1994; 6:00 pm ET
Upfront Payments Deadline (Cashiers Check)
11/18/1994; 6:00 pm ET
Auction Start
12/5/1994
Auction Closed
3/13/1995