Dish wants to disrupt cellular industry, likely to win spectrum auction

Dish Network is the only major company bidding in an auction of wireless airwaves that began today. The Federal Communications Commission’s auction of 10MHz of spectrum in the 1900MHz PCS H Block is expected to raise at least $1.6 billion.

Major wireless carriers Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile US declined to participate, preferring to wait for lower-band spectrum to be available in other selloffs such as next year’s broadcast TV incentive auction.

“Dish is the only major company signed up to take part and is largely expected to win the largest share of the licenses after the carriers declined to participate. Dish declined to comment, citing auction rules,” the Wall Street Journal reported.

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via Ars Technica


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