Fact Sheet

Date:

Auction 48 began on 5/13/2003 and closed on 5/28/2003.

Round 56. (See PN DA 03-1836)
Licenses:

8,874 lower bands paging licenses that were unsold from a previous auction or were defaulted on by a winning bidder in a previous auction will be offered in each of the 175 Economic Areas (EAs).
1,328 upper bands paging licenses that were unsold from a previous auction or were defaulted on by a winning bidder in a previous auction will be offered in all but three of the 51 Major Economic Areas (MEAs).

Spectrum

10,202 total licenses
35 MHz Lower Band (unpaired): 2,093 licenses
43 MHz Lower Band (unpaired): 2,767 licenses
152 and 158 MHz Lower Bands (unpaired): 363 licenses
152 and 158 MHz Lower Bands (paired): 1,712 licenses
454 and 459 MHz Lower Bands (paired): 1,939 licenses
929 MHz Upper Band: 283 licenses
931 MHz Upper Band: 1,045 licenses

Bandwidth:

35 MHz licenses: 20 kHz per license
43 MHz licenses: 20 kHz per license
152 and 158 MHz unpaired licenses: 20 kHz per license
152 and 158 MHz paired licenses: 40 kHz per license*
454 and 459 MHz licenses: 40 kHz per license*
929 MHz licenses: 20 kHz per license
931 MHz licenses: 20 kHz per license

* These licenses are paired channels of 20 kHz each.

Winning Bidders:
96 bidders won 2832 licenses
Rounds:
56
Qualified Bidders
104
Licenses Won:
2832
Total Licenses:
10202
Net Bids
$2,445,608
Gross Bids:
$3,200,110

Event Date
Pre-Auction Seminar
Form 175 (Short Form) Application Filing Deadline
3/21/2003; 6:00 pm ET
Upfront Payments Deadline
4/14/2003; 6:00 pm ET
Mock Auction
5/8/2003
Auction Start
5/13/2003
Auction Closed
5/28/2003