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Summary

May 16, 2007 - May 21, 2007
Rounds:
21
Bidding Days:
4
Qualified Bidders:
23
Winning Bidders:
12 Bidders won 33 Licenses
Licenses Held by FCC:
5
Gross Bids:
$14,562,000
Net Bids:
$13,932,150
Reports Files
Spreadsheets Files
Document
Document
Charts Files
Maps & Band Plans
Maps Files
Band Plans Files
General Information
Tribal Bidding Credits
Includes Major Trading Area (MTA) licenses and Basic Trading Area (BTA) Cross References.

Fact Sheet

Date:

Auction 71 began on 5/16/2007 and closed on 5/21/2007.
(See Public Notice DA 07-30)

Licenses:

3 A block MTA licenses (includes partial markets)
26 C block BTA licenses
1 D block BTA license
2 E block BTA licenses
6 F block BTA licenses
38 Total licenses

Bandwidth:

Block A, 30 MHz: 1850-1865, 1930-1945 MHz
Block C1, 15 MHz: 1902.5-1910, 1982.5-1990 MHz
Block C2, 15 MHz: 1895-1902.5, 1975-1982.5 MHz
Block C3, 10 MHz: 1895-1900,1975-1980 MHz
Block C4, 10 MHz: 1900-1905,1980-1985 MHz
Block C5, 10 MHz: 1905-1910, 1985-1990 MHz
Block D, 10 MHz: 1865-1870, 1945-1950 MHz
Block E, 10 MHz: 1885-1890, 1965-1970 MHz
Block F, 10 MHz: 1890-1895, 1970-1975 MHz

Winning Bidders:
12 Bidders won 33 Licenses
Rounds:
21
Qualified Bidders:
23
Licenses Won:
33
Licenses Held by FCC:
5
Total Licenses:
38
Net Bids:
$13,932,150
Gross Bids:
$14,562,000
 
 
EventDate
Pre-Auction Seminar
Form 175 (Short Form) Application Filing Window Opens
3/7/2007; 12:00 noon ET
Form 175 (Short Form) Application Filing Deadline
3/16/2007; 6:00 pm ET
Upfront Payments Deadline
4/20/2007; 6:00 pm ET
Mock Auction
5/14/2007
Auction Start
5/16/2007
Auction Closed
5/21/2007
Frequency Block Eligibility Status Bandwidth Frequency 
 Tier 1 Tier 2   
An/an/a30 MHz1850-1865, 1930-1945 MHz
C1OpenClosed*15 MHz1902.5-1910, 1982.5-1990 MHz
C2OpenClosed*15 MHz1895-1902.5, 1975-1982.5 MHz
C3ClosedClosed*10 MHz1895-1900, 1975-1980 MHz
C4OpenClosed*10 MHz1900-1905, 1980-1985 MHz
C5OpenOpen10 MHz1905-1910, 1985-1990 MHz
Dn/an/a10 MHz1865-1870, 1945-1950 MHz
En/an/a10 MHz1885-1890, 1965-1970 MHz
FOpenOpen10 MHz1890-1895, 1970-1975 MHz
Releases P

5/25/2007
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 07-2142)
Auction of Broadband PCS Spectrum Licenses Closes; Winning Bidders Announced for Auction No. 71
The FCC announces the close of and winning bidders for Auction No. 71.

5/2/2007
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 07-1921)
Auction of Broadband PCS Spectrum Licenses, 23 Bidders Qualified to Participate in Auction No. 71; Limited Information Disclosure Procedures to be Used
Auction No. 71, Personal Communication Service Licenses, Qualified Bidders Public Notice.

4/9/2007
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 07-1603)
Auction of Broadband PCS Spectrum Licenses; Status of Short-Form Applications to Participate in Auction No. 71
The WTB has reviewed 26 FCC Form 175 short form applications filed to participate in the upcoming PCS Auction No. 71 scheduled to begin on May 16, 2007. Auction No. 71.

Auction Seminar

This seminar was held on March 7, 2007. You may view the presentations below.
 

Presentations

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Craig Bomberger, Associate Division Chief, Auctions & Spectrum Access Division (ASAD)
pdf - PowerPoint

Pre-Auction Process
Lisa Stover, Auctions Marketing Specialist, ASAD
pdf - PowerPoint

Licensing Matters

Overview of Broadband PCS Service Rules, Due Diligence, and Tribal Lands Bidding Credit
Keith Harper, Engineer, Mobility Division
Denise Walter, Management Analyst, Mobility Division

Auction Rules, Application and Payment Procedures

Electronic Filing of Form 175 and Overview of Auction Rules
Lisa Stover, Auctions Marketing Specialist, ASAD
Stephen Johnson, Attorney, ASAD
 
Wire Transfer & Payment Process
Gail Glasser, Financial Management Specialist, Auctions Accounting Group

Auction Bidding Procedures

Overview of Auction Process
Roy Knowles, Wireless Telecommunications Analyst, ASAD

Education