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ACMA modifies spectrum auction model

Tuesday 20 September 2011 | 14:41 CET | News
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) will use a new type of auction system to re-farm spectrum from the digital broadcasting switchover for 4G mobile broadband services, reports the Australian. An official from ACMA's allocation and policy branch said that the auction type, known as a combinatorial clock auction, was a first for the regulator. The system will require stakeholders to bid for combinations of spectrum in a two-phase process that will determine the size of lots to be made available. Bidders will be allowed to bid on multiple combinations but will not walk away

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Australian Communications and Media Authority / Optus / Telstra
Countries: Australia
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