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Summary

April 30, 2003 - April 30, 2003
Rounds:
2
Bidding Days:
1
Qualified Bidders:
2
Winning Bidders:
1 bidder won 1 license
Gross Bids:
$12,628,000
Net Bids:
$12,628,000
Reports Files
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General Information

5/2/2003
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 03-1472)
1670-1675 MHz Band Auction Closes

4/17/2003
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 03-1166)
Auction of License for 1670-1675 MHz Band

Fact Sheet

Date:

Auction 46 began on 4/30/2003 and closed on 4/30/2003.
Round 2 (See PN DA 03-1472)

Licenses:

1 Nationwide

Spectrum:

1670-1675 MHz

Bandwidth:

5 MHz contiguous unpaired

Winning Bidders:
1 bidder won 1 license
Rounds:
2
Qualified Bidders:
2
Licenses Won:
1
Total Licenses:
1
Net Bids:
$12,628,000
Gross Bids:
$12,628,000

 

EventDate
Pre-Auction Seminar
Form 175 (Short Form) Application Filing Window Opens
3/18/2003
Form 175 (Short Form) Application Filing Deadline
3/25/2003; 6:00 pm ET
Upfront Payments Deadline
4/11/2003; 6:00 pm ET
Mock Auction
4/25/2003
Auction Start
4/30/2003
Auction Closed
4/30/2003

Auction No. 46 offered one nationwide license consisting of a 5-megahertz block of contiguous unpaired spectrum in the 1670-1675 MHz band.

Authorized to provide a variety or combination of fixed, mobile (except aeronautical mobile), common carrier, and non-common carrier services. The band is shared on a co-primary basis with the Federal Government and may be limited by geographic area, time, or other means.

A license is issued for a ten-year term from the initial license grant date. The licensee has a renewal expectancy based on the provision of substantial service to the public and substantial compliance with applicable Commission rules, policies, and the Communications Act. (See 47 C.F.R. §§ 27.13, 27.14))..

Bidding credits are available to small and very small businesses or consortia thereof, (as defined in 47 C.F.R. § 27.906). A bidding credit represents the amount by which a bidder's winning bid is discounted. The size of the bidding credit depends on the average annual gross revenues for the preceding three years of the bidder, its affiliates, its controlling interests, and the affiliates of its controlling interests:

Bidding credits are not cumulative. A qualifying applicant receives either the 15 percent or 25 percent bidding credit, but not both.

A winning bidder that intends to use its license to deploy facilities and provide services to federally-recognized tribal lands that are unserved by any telecommunications carrier or that have a telephone service penetration rate equal to or below 70 percent is eligible to receive a tribal land bidding credit as set forth in 47 C.F.R. § 1.2107 and 1.2110(f). A tribal land bidding credit is in addition to, and separate from, any other bidding credit for which a winning bidder may qualify.

Unlike other bidding credits that are requested prior to the auction, a winning bidder applies for the tribal land bidding credit after winning the auction when it files its long-form application (FCC Form 601). In order for a winning bidder to be awarded a tribal land bidding credit, it must provide specific certifications regarding the servicing of tribal lands and is subject to specific performance criteria as set forth in 47 C.F.R. § 1.2110(f).

The 1670-1675 MHz band is allocated to the meteorological-satellite service (space-to-Earth) on a primary basis for Government use. Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) receive earth stations located at Wallops Island, Virginia and Fairbanks, Alaska and Greenbelt, Maryland will have co-primary status with non-Federal Government operations in the band. If the licensee plans to operate within 100 kilometers (62.1 miles) of the earth stations at Wallops Island and Fairbanks they must notify the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the proposed operation in accordance with the procedures specified in 47 C.F.R. § 1.924.

If the licensee plans to operate fixed or mobile sites within 65 kilometers (40.4 miles) of the meteorological-satellite (METSAT) station located at Greenbelt, MD they must notify NOAA before the activation of new facilities or any modifications to existing facilities in accordance with the procedures listed in 47 C.F.R. § 1.924. The Greenbelt facility is used as a back-up for Wallops Island and only operates during tests (about once per month) and in any instance where Wallops Island goes out of service. Protection of the facility is necessary only while the station is in operation. However, the licensee will be required to reduce power or shut down any fixed site or mobile unit located within the coordination zone and which could cause interference when the facility is active.

Releases P

5/2/2003
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 03-1472)
1670-1675 MHz Band Auction Closes
This Public Notice announces the close of the auction and provides detailed information concerning the results of the auction.

4/17/2003
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 03-1166)
Auction of License for 1670-1675 MHz Band
The FCC identifies two applicants found to be qualified to bid in Auction No. 46.

4/2/2003
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 03-1049)
1670-1675 MHz Band Auction Scheduled for April 30, 2003; Status of FCC Form 175 Applications to Participate in the Auction
Three Applications were accepted for filing in Auction No. 46.

2/19/2003
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 03-462)
1670-1675 MHz Band Pre-Auction Seminar
A free seminar for Auction No. 46 is scheduled for Tuesday, March 18, 2003.

9/25/2002
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 02-2395)
1670-1675 MHz Band Auction (Auction No. 46) Postponed Until April 30, 2003
This Public Notice announces that Auction No. 46 has been postponed until April 30,2003.

9/17/2002
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 02-2305)
WTB Announces Revised Pre-Auction Deadlines for the 1670-1675 MHz Band Auction (Auction No. 46)
This Public Notice revises the pre-auction schedule for Auction No. 46 to give the Bureau time to consider ArrayComm's request and any comments filed in response.

9/13/2002
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 02-2283)
WTB Seeks Comment on Request for Postponement of 1670-1675 MHz Band Auction
This Public Notice seeks comment on ArrayComm, Inc.'s September 13, 2002 request for a six-month postponement of Auction No. 46. Comments due: September 20, 2002.
ArrayComm letter (Ex Parte): pdf

9/3/2002
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 02-2126)
1670-1675 MHz Band Auction Scheduled for October 30, 2002. Reminder: Pre-Auction Seminar September 18, 2002
This Public Notice reminds all interested parties of the free pre-auction seminar scheduled for Wednesday, September 18, 2002.

Presentations -

Pre-Auction Process: pdf
Service Rules: pdf
Tribal Lands Bidding Credits: pdf
FCC Form 175 Filing: pdf
Wire Transfer and Payment Process: pdf
Auction Procedures, Bidding Rules and Software: pdf

8/5/2002
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 02-1871)
1670-1675 MHZ Band Auction Scheduled for October 30, 2002, Notice and Filing Requirements, Minimum Opening Bids, Upfront Payments and Other Auction Procedures
This Public Notice announces the procedures and minimum opening bids for the upcoming auction of one nationwide license in the 1670-1675 MHZ band scheduled for October 30, 2002.

7/15/2002
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 02-1628)
Auction 46 Revised License Inventory and Auction Start Date
This Public Notice revises the license inventory and starting date for Auction No. 46 and also seeks comment on revisions to the Bureau's proposed procedures for Auction No. 46.

Comments Filed:
ArrayComm. Inc.: pdf

5/24/2002
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 02-1257)
1392-1395 and 1432-1435 MHz, 1390-1392 MHz, 1670-1675 MHz, and 2385-2390 MHz Bands Auction Scheduled for September 18, 2002
This Public Notice seeks comment on reserve prices or minimum opening bids and other auction procedural issues.
Attachment A: pdf - xls
Comments Filed: AeroAstro, Inc. (pdf) - ArrayComm. Inc. (pdf)
Reply Comments: AeroAstro,Inc.

Releases O

9/30/2003
ORDER (DA 03-3002)
OP Corporation, for Authority to Operate in the 1670-1675 MHz Band
Grants OP a limited waiver of section 1.2110(f)(3)(ii) of the Commission's rules. Action by: Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau.

6/10/2002
ERRATUM
Erratum to Order FCC 02-152
This Erratum corrects errors in the 27 MHz Report and Order, FCC 02-152, which was released on May 24, 2002.
pdf - text
See Report and Order, FCC 02-152

5/24/2002
REPORT AND ORDER (FCC 02-152)
27 MHz Report and Order
This Order adopts service rules proposed in the Service Rules Notice to govern the licensing of 27 MHz of electromagnetic spectrum in the 216-220 MHz, 1390-1395 MHz, 1427-1429.5 MHz, 1429.5-1432 MHz, 1432-1435 MHz, 1670-1675 MHz, and 2385-2390 MHz bands, which was recently reallocated for non-Government use.
pdf - text
See Erratum

2/6/2002
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING (FCC 02-15)
27 MHz Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
This Notice proposes new service rules for licensing a total of 27 megahertz of spectrum from the 216-220 MHz, 1390-1395 MHz, 1427-1429.5 MHz, 1429.5-1432 MHz, 1432-1435 MHz, 1670-1675 MHz, and 2385-2390 MHz bands.
pdf - text

1/2/2002
REPORT AND ORDER & MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER (FCC 01-382)
27 MHz Allocation Report and Order
This Order allocates 27 megahertz of spectrum from the 216-220 MHz, 1390-1395 MHz, 1427-1429 MHz, 1429-1432 MHz, 1432-1435 MHz, 1670-1675 MHz, and 2385-2390 MHz bands for non-Government use, thereby effectuating the transfer of this spectrum from the Federal Government pursuant to statutory requirements.
pdf

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