FCC confirms Dish as winner of H block auction

Tuesday 4 March 2014 | 13:02 CET | News
The US FCC has confirmed Dish Network as the winner of the so-called H Block spectrum in the 1,900 MHz band. The satellite pay-TV provider, operating under the name American H Block Wireless, bid exactly the reserve price agreed with the FCC prior to the auction in order to secure the regulator's approval for using its other spectrum holdings for terrestrial mobile services. The 176 regional licences will cost Dish USD 1.564 billion in total, which it must pay by 28 March. 

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

We hope you've enjoyed your free articles. Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.


Already registered?

Free Headlines in your E-mail

Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours.

Subscribe now

Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Dish Network / FCC
Countries: United States
::: add a comment

Add comment

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


FCC raises record USD 44.9 bln in spectrum auction

Published 30 Jan 2015 08:52 CET | United States
The FCC has completed the AWS-3 spectrum auction, raising USD 44.9 billion from the sale of 65 MHz of frequencies in the 1,700 ...

NAB files lawsuit against FCC incentive auction

Published 19 Aug 2014 08:54 CET | United States
The National Association of Broadcasters filed a petition for review with the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ...

Dish asks FCC to block Comcast-TWC merger

Published 10 Jul 2014 15:25 CET | United States
Dish Network has met with FCC officials to express its interest in bidding for mobile spectrum as well as voice its opposition to ...

NTIA updates on progress with new spectrum release

Published 06 Jun 2014 10:09 CET | United States
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration has released a progress report on the US government's goal to ...

FCC advances efforts for auction of 65 MHz spectrum

Published 31 Mar 2014 19:37 CET | United States
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has adopted a Report and Order that advances ongoing efforts to make more spectrum ...

Dish launches new marketing campaign

Published 17 Mar 2014 19:40 CET | United States
Dish Network has launched a new multimillion-dollar marketing campaign featuring Hollywood celebrity, Rebel Wilson, as the voice ...

Dish launches add-on Hopper Whole-Home HD DVR platform

Published 13 Mar 2014 19:25 CET | United States
Dish has announced that an add-on Hopper Whole-Home HD DVR platform is now available, increasing the tuner capacity of the Hopper ...

FCC announces departure of Turetsky

Published 10 Mar 2014 16:25 CET | United States
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has announced that David Turetsky will step down from the Commission after approximately two years. ...

WiFiForward coalition urges use of 5GHz spectrum

Published 10 Mar 2014 15:25 CET | United States
The WiFiForward coalition, a new group that is collaborating to make it easier to use unlicensed spectrum in the US, met at an ...

Dish extends Anywhere app to Kindle Fire HDX tablets

Published 05 Mar 2014 20:22 CET | United States
Dish Network has announced that its recently upgraded Dish Anywhere app is now available for download on Kindle Fire HDX tablets. ...

FCC Chairman announces new Connect2Health task force

Published 05 Mar 2014 15:46 CET | United States
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has announced the formation of a new Commission Task Force, Connect2Health. The aim of the new task ...

FCC Chairman appoints acting chief, Enforcement Bureau

Published 05 Mar 2014 15:25 CET | United States
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has announced his intent to appoint Travis LeBlanc as acting chief of the Enforcement Bureau. LeBlanc ...

Dish to deliver Longhorn and SEC networks nationwide

Published 04 Mar 2014 21:44 CET | United States
ESPN and Dish have reached an agreement for Dish to carry Longhorn Network (LHN), the 24/7 channel devoted to the University of ...

FCC completes H block auction

Published 28 Feb 2014 11:20 CET | United States
The FCC has closed bidding in the auction of the so-called H block of spectrum, after receiving total bids worth exactly the USD ...

FCC starts H block auction, Dish Network seen as lead bidder

Published 23 Jan 2014 13:42 CET | United States
The US FCC has started the auction of the so-called H block frequencies in the 1,900 MHz band, its first major spectrum auction ...

Dish Network to bid in upcoming FCC spectrum auction

Published 05 Dec 2013 14:52 CET | United States
Dish Network intends to bid for spectrum in the upcoming federal auction scheduled for 22 January 2014, and will not face ...

Calendar   /   Industry Events

21 Feb Vodafone Iceland Q4 2019
21 Feb Proximus Q4 2019
21 Feb Megacable Q4 2019
21 Feb TDS, US Cellular Q4 2019
21 Feb Digi Communications FY results
24 Feb Arlo Q4 2019
24 Feb Palo Alto Networks fiscal Q2
25 Feb Iridium Q4 2019
25 Feb Infinera Q4 2019
25 Feb Millicom Q4 2019
25 Feb American Tower Q4 2019
25 Feb Utility Telecoms 2020
26 Feb Avast FY results
26 Feb Crown Castle Q4 2019
26 Feb Syn Q4 2019
26 Feb Box Q4 2019
26 Feb Shentel Q4 2019
26 Feb Sina Q4 2019
26 Feb Weibo Q4 2019
26 Feb Orbcomm Q4 2019
27 Feb Dell Technologies fiscal Q4
27 Feb VMware Q4
27 Feb Neophotonics Q4 2019
27 Feb Cogent Communications Q4 2019
27 Feb Cable One Q4 2019
27 Feb Baidu Q4 2019
27 Feb Netia Q4 2019
27 Feb Sunrise Q4 2019
27 Feb Interxion EGM
28 Feb Tecnotree FY 2019
::: More Calendar Items