What has now concluded was the second, assignment, phase, where winning bidders in the clock phase bid for specific frequencies. That phase began May 3 and brought the auction total to $2,024,268,941.
The FCC said after the 28 GHz auction that it would not reveal the winning bidders in that auction until after the 24 GHz auction concluded.
The FCC said Tuesday that it would be releasing that information in the next few days.
“American leadership in 5G means deploying more airwaves for the next generation of wireless connectivity,” said FCC chairman Ajit Pai. “The successful conclusion of our nation’s first two high-band flexible, mobile-use spectrum auctions is a critical step. By making more spectrum available, we’ll ensure that American consumers reap the substantial benefits that 5G innovation will bring and we’ll extend U.S. leadership in 5G.”