Wireless Industry News » Dish Gets a Plate Full of New Spectrum
There still is no end in sight to the voracious appetite of wireless operators for additional spectrum. The acquisition of spectrum by mobile operators, who gets what, what they are willing to pay, where they are acquiring, is a rather intimate look into some of the expansion strategies and markets the players are interested in. And there are some strange players emerging.
Dish Network is walking away as the grand winner of the H-block auction, which started Jan. 22 and came to an end a few days ago. The government will add $1.564 billion to its coffers with its auction of 176 economic area spectrum licenses in the upper 1.9 GHz band.
To me, that is a bit of an eye-opener. While is still unclear exactly what they will do with that spectrum, they are, obviously, gearing up for some sort of wireless play. Read the full article