By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 1-14-22

AT&T was the big winner in the FCC’s 2.45 GHz 5G auction, with the largest gross total at $9,079,177,491 and the most licenses won at 1,624.

The assignment phase of the auction closed earlier this month following the clock phase, which ended in November.

Number two in gross winning bids was Dish, doing business as Weminuche LLC at $7,327,989,290. It was followed by T-Mobile in third at $2,898,418,995, Three Forty-Five Spectrum, LLC at number four with $1,379,489,483, and United States Cellular Corp. number five at $579,646,526.

The FCC auctioned 100 MHz of spectrum in the 3.45 GHz band that the Department of Defense said it was willing to give up/share so long as its operations–radar for example–are protected from interference.  » Read More