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FRIDAY - APRIL 14, 2006 - ISSUE NO. 208

Dear friends of Wireless Messaging,

The weather is Southern Illinois is wonderful right now. The temperature has been in the mid-seventies, the flowers are coming up, and the trees are all budding with a beautiful array of colors. Very appropriate for Easter weekend.

My Easter greeting is at the end of page three.

Two of the major events of the year, in the world of Wireless Messaging, are getting close. The EMMA conference in Athens, Greece will be April 26-27, 2006, and the AAPC conference in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (USA) will be May 31 – June 2, 2006.

It doesn't look like I am going to be able to attend the EMMA conference, but I will definitely be at the AAPC conference.

My contribution to the AAPC meeting will be to conduct a discussion panel on the topic: “Diversifying The Revenue Stream—Success Stories—What's Working In Marketing Wireless Messaging?” This should be of interest to everyone involved in Wireless Messaging. I promise some very good people on the panel.

A Tentative Schedule of Events for the AAPC conference follows on this page.

We have a couple of interesting articles this week from our friends at e*Message in Berlin, Germany.

If you are interested in Broadband over Power Line (BPL) don't miss the ARRL report on page two.

On page three, in the Letters to the Editor section, there is a VERY interesting letter from Tom Baur who (with his wife) runs an Answering Service in Florida. You may find some tips from Tom that will help you make your Answering Service or Wireless Messaging service more resistant to the effects of storms.

The only exciting thing to happen around here this week was when I put one of those "sticky pads" out to catch a mouse and caught my dog instead. As soon as I heard him crying from another room, I knew what happened. He likes cheese too. No harm done. The mouse was smarter than my dog—he completely ignored the sticky pads with an enticing piece of cheese in the middle. An old-fashioned mouse trap, like my grandmother used, did the job. Just goes to show you that older—proven technology—often works better than the newer things.

Now on to more news and views.

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There is no charge for subscription and there are no membership restrictions. Readers are a very select group of wireless industry professionals, and include the senior managers of many of the world's major Paging and Wireless Data companies. There is an even mix of operations managers, marketing people, and engineers—so I try to include items of interest to all three groups. It's all about staying up-to-date with business trends and technology. I regularly get reader's comments, so this newsletter has become a community forum for the Paging, and Wireless Data communities. You are welcome to contribute your ideas and opinions. Unless otherwise requested, all correspondence addressed to me is subject to publication in the newsletter and on my web site. I am very careful to protect the anonymity of those who request it.

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Mark Crosby, Enterprise Wireless Association
Bruce Deer, American Association of Paging Carriers
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10:15 am – 11:00 am Paging for the Future
Ben Resner, Ambient Devices
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11:15 am – 12:00 pm Paging—Where Do We Go From Here?
Derek Banner, European Mobile Messaging Association (EMMA)
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2:00 pm – 3:30 pmAAPC Board Meeting
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9:15 am – 11:30 am Exhibit Hall Open
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Make your hotel reservations now to stay at the Marriott Resort at Grand Dunes! To receive the special discounted rate of $139/night, call 800-644-2881 and reference AAPC or Wireless Forum. If you prefer to make your reservations online, you may do so at: http://marriott.com/property/propertypage/MYRGD and for group code, please use: WRFWRFA.

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WIRELESS MESSAGING NEWS

e*BOS Alerting Network Available in Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein’s State Capital

Professional firefighters use the digital alerting network to react more rapidly and reduce the load on the analog network.

Kiel is the first German state capital to opt for e*BOS. e*Message’s digital network will be used to alert the city’s professional firefighters, rescue services and volunteer firefighting officers.

Kiel’s fire department chose e*Message’s digital network to alert the city’s professional firefighters, rescue services and volunteer firefighting officers. Because Schleswig-Holstein’s state capital covers both banks of an inlet, the various emergency services are scattered across the city: there are one fire station on the west bank and another on the east bank, plus three rescue stations and two emergency medical units.

No investments in obsolete technology or expensive infrastructure

We were about to buy new analog receivers,” says Jochim Jahn, director of Kiel’s rescue command post, “but we preferred e*BOS: thanks to the digital network, we don’t need to invest in an obsolete technology or in a infrastructure that could be incompatible with the future civil defense network. Good functionality and reasonable costs made this solution particularly attractive for us.” Once various technical tests have been completed, the e*BOS technology is to solve an additional problem: “The alerting procedures over the analog network were much to slow, and sending messages impaired the voice channels,” said Jahn.

In January 2005, the digital network’s advantages over the conventional analog network also prompted Gelsenkirchen’s local authorities to choose the e*BOS technology. Gelsenkirchen is to host several football matches during the 2006 world cup, and its firefighters have been using e*Message’s digital network for several months already. Like Gelsenkirchen, Kiel’s fire department was looking for an alerting technology that could easily be integrated into the existing infrastructure. This was crucial since Schleswig-Holstein’s plans to reorganize its rescue services around four command posts. The central rescue command post, for example, will be the alerting hub for the cities of Kiel and Neumünster, as well as for two rural districts (Plön and Rendsburg-Eckenförde). There is still much to be done to reorganize Kiel’s fire brigade—a time-honored institution founded in 1896—but e*BOS simplifies the job considerably!

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IM faces market shift, but won't change its spots

By Susan Taylor, Reuters 12 April 2006 09:22 AEST

WATERLOO, Ontario (Reuters)—Research In Motion (RIM) has no plans to tinker with its email-focused strategy, despite a hiccup in growth rates for its iconic BlackBerry and increasingly aggressive competition.

It may add gizmos like cameras or audio players to its gadgets, but secure, wireless e-mail will remain its main selling point.

"We're not going to change our spots," co-CEO Mike Lazaridis told Reuters in an interview.

"I think what's happening is the market is realizing that the BlackBerry encapsulates the kind of ... lifestyle that they're evolving to. We're becoming busier."

Analysts say the company, which makes the gold standard wireless email device for bankers, lawyers and bureaucrats, must push into the mass market to continue driving growth.

For RIM, whose claim last week that it had hit the 5-million subscriber mark was tarnished by disappointing growth forecasts, that strategy comes with risks.

Bear Stearns analyst Andrew Neff questions if a company so focused on the business world can reinvent itself to appeal to the broad market, and asks if a bigger consumer sector will mean lower profits.

BLACKBERRY BLUEPRINT

The blueprint for the BlackBerry has only been around since 1997, reached in what Lazaridis describes as a Eureka moment as he toiled on his basement home computer while music played.

"It's funny how in those three hours a decade worth of immersion in the wireless data field just poured out," he said. "It became the blueprint for what became BlackBerry."

The market has changed since then, but RIM says its technology is still so superior that customers simply need to recognize its value for the market to grow.

"We're redefining what this kind of service, what this kind of value, what this kind of device really needs to be," Lazaridis said, dismissing concerns about competition.

"We're not trying to look like them, they're trying to look like us," he added, showing a magazine article that praised the look and feel of RIM's latest and sleekest model.

But for all the company's confidence, some analysts say it must now prove itself again after stumbling in a patent fight with NTP. RIM last month paid the small patent-holding company $US612.5 million to settle the dispute.

"We think RIM becomes a 'show me' story," RBC Capital Markets analyst Mike Abramsky said in a recent note, adding that some investors may interpret the weaker outlook as a sign that competitors like Microsoft, Nokia, Palm, Motorola and others are gaining ground.

TWO MORE YEARS

Analysts believe RIM will keep its market-leading position for a couple of years, but after that it's anyone's guess.

Merrill Lynch estimated in November that RIM is pursuing a core market of just 27 million, or a fraction of the world's 650 million email users and 2 billion wireless phone users.

Both CEOs argue that competitors have a long way to go to match its BlackBerry, which has always primarily been a wireless email device, and not a mobile phone.

"BlackBerry has literally carved a whole new market category segment." Lazaridis said. "It has set a very high bar."

RIM plans new products and more partnerships, like ones it struck with Yahoo and Google, to appeal to the mass market. "Oh ya. those guys are coming at us like crazy," co-CEO Jim Balsillie said of potential new partners.

RIM can be a cautious self-promoter, reflected in its modest corporate headquarters, which evokes an inexpensive chain hotel, in a small university town an hour from Toronto.

But the company, which initially rode the coattails of paging technology because the market wasn't ready for wireless email, said it embraces rivals.

"The fact of the matter is they're actually helping us accelerate because they're bringing huge credibility to the space and huge credibility to us by saying they're going to compete with us," Lazaridis said.

"The market is so big—it's nascent right now.

Source: iTnews.com.au


Teletouch Ends Contracted Call Center Help Desk and Answering Service Businesses; Company Exchanges Current Answering Service Accounts for Tennessee Paging Network and Cancels Remaining Term of GPSi Help-Desk Services Agreement

FORT WORTH, Texas—April 13, 2006—Teletouch Communications, Inc. (AMEX:TLL) announced today that it has ended its Answering Service and related Help Desk Services businesses, effective April 5th. In preparation for the completion of the previously announced sale of Teletouch's paging assets, the Company executed an asset exchange agreement with OnCall, a Tennessee-based paging and answering services company, to exchange all of Teletouch's answering service accounts for all of OnCall's paging assets and customer base. The asset exchange agreement became effective upon the completion of the telecommunications cutover from the current call center to OnCall. In addition, Teletouch agreed to cancel the remaining two years of its previously announced three-year call-center and help-desk services agreement with Pontiac, Michigan-based GPSi, a leading provider of Guidepoint™ consumer vehicle theft recovery services and commercial fleet management solutions. The financial impact of both operations on those of the Company was immaterial, and there would be no expected service impact on existing answering service clients or GPSi customers who have purchased vehicle tracking services through Teletouch or its affiliates.

Notwithstanding the above, Teletouch will continue to work with GPSi as a dealer and distributor of the Michigan firm's GPS technology and related services. In July 2005, Teletouch announced a comprehensive dealer agreement aimed at providing cost-effective fleet-management solutions for small- to mid-sized businesses and government vehicle fleets. Guidepoint provides Teletouch with a private-label fleet management solution, originally sold under the V100™: Powered by Guidepoint™ brand. GPSi products can also operate on Teletouch's own GeoFleet branded location based services application software.

"The answering business and related call center businesses were primarily eliminated under our continuing efforts to cut non-core business expenses," said T.A. "Kip" Hyde, CEO of Teletouch. "We are pleased to have assisted in Guidepoint's growth over the past few years, the opening of its new call and distribution center and look forward to continuing our relationship with GPSi, as a core distributor of its products and services to fleet operators, school districts, 12-volt retailers."

About Teletouch Communications, Inc.

Teletouch offers a comprehensive suite of telecommunications services to enterprise users, including cellular, two-way radio communications, GPS-telemetry and wireless messaging services throughout the United States. TLL acquires, bills and supports a large, primarily business and government base of subscribers, under its own network of FCC licensed spectrum in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Alabama, Missouri, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Florida. Teletouch's common stock is traded on the American Stock Exchange under stock symbol: TLL. Additional information about Teletouch can be found at: www.teletouch.com.

All statements in this news release that are not based on historical fact are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and the provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (which Sections were adopted as part of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995). While management has based any forward-looking statements contained herein on its current expectations, the information on which such expectations were based may change. These forward-looking statements rely on a number of assumptions concerning future events and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties, and other factors, many of which are outside of our control, that could cause actual results to materially differ from such statements. Such risks, uncertainties, and other factors include, but are not necessarily limited to, those set forth under the caption "Additional Factors That May Affect Our Business" in the Company's most recent Form 10-K and 10-Q filings, and amendments thereto. In addition, we operate in a highly competitive and rapidly changing environment, and new risks may arise. Accordingly, investors should not place any reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results. We disclaim any intention to, and undertake no obligation to, update or revise any forward-looking statement.

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WANTED

Skydata BUC Model 2205

Specs: C Band Block Up converter.
Input: L Band, Power: 5 W The unit may be used, but in good working condition.

Optional: What we really need is the internal module SSPA (Solid State Power Amp), in order to repair a 2205 BUC. We have contacted a company that can manufacture the SSPA, and they accept to manufacture two SSPAs (but not only one). So, with the commitment of someone else to buy an SSPA, we could order SSPA x 2. The SSPA specifications are: Manufacturer: Nanowave, model: 5804-37-3, C-band, 5 watts. This is the original part number used in the Skydata BUC 2205.

Questions or comments please contact Karen Ham at e-mail: karen_ham@alfacom.hn or by phone at: (504) 239-2424 (It's in Honduras. . . Not in the US)

Please note: To call this number from the USA dial: 011-504-239-2424



GTES LLC

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GTES Corporate
Russ Allen
2736 Stein Hill Lane
Custer, WA 98240
Tel: 360-366-3888
Cell: 360-820-3888
russ.allen@gtesinc.com
GTES Sales
Brooks Marsden
340 Bethany Bend
Alpharetta, GA 30004
Tel: 770-754-1666
Cell: 404-518-6632
brooks.marsden@gtesinc.com

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www.sherlocgps.com

GTES has recently made the strategic decision to expanding its development activities to include wireless location technologies; a market that researchers forecast could reach $3.6 billion by 2010. In support of this new strategic direction, GTES has developed SHERLOC™ a complete one-stop wireless location service, providing the flexibility of being protocol neutral and network agnostic. Targeted at business customers who need to track their high-value shipments or better manage their service or delivery fleets, SHERLOC™ is a hosted application that combines configuration flexibility with ease of use.

GTES is offering SHERLOC™ services both directly and through authorized resellers. If your company has an interest in finding out how location services can enhance your revenue stream, and has the contacts and expertise to make you successful in the location marketplace, please contact us for further information at www.sherlocgps.com and select “Reseller Opportunities,” or call us at 770-754-1666 for more information.


www.gtesinc.com
Your Professional Services Partner


GTES is the only Glenayre authorized software support provider in the Paging industry. With over 200 years of combined experience in Glenayre hardware and software support, GTES offers the industry the most professional support and engineering development staff available.


Continued Support Programs
GTES Partner Program
Product Sales
On-Site Services
Software Development
Product Training


CALL US TODAY FOR YOUR SUPPORT NEEDS
GTES LLC


Hark Technologies

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Wireless Communication Solutions


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ISI-LX Internet Serial Interface with Protocol Conversion


  • Converts Serial TAP message to SNPP, SMTP, or WCTP
  • Pass through Serial Data to TCP/IP and TCP/IP back to Serial
  • Supports Ethernet or PPP Connection to Internet w/Dial Backup
  • Includes 4 Serial Ports for Multiplexing Traffic

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IPG Internet Paging Gateway


  • No Moving Parts Such as Hard Drives or Fans to Fail
  • Supports 10Base-T Network Connection to Internet
  • Accepts HTTP, SMTP, SNPP, and WCTP from Internet
  • Sends TAP or TNPP to Your Paging Terminal

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PageTrack


  • Inexpensive method of automating your paging monitoring
  • Uses standard paging receiver
  • Available in 152-158 POCSAG or 929 FLEX (call for others)

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Omega Unified Messaging Server


  • Full Featured Internet Messaging Gateway
  • TAP Concentrator and TNPP Routing Functions w/TNPP over Internet
  • Serial Protocols Supported: GCP, SMDI, SMS, TAP, TNPP
  • Internet Protocols Supported: AIM, HTTP, SMPP (out only), SMTP, SNPP, and WCTP
  • Full Featured, Easy-to-use Voice/Fax/Numeric Mail Interface
  • One Number For All Your Messaging
  • Optional Hot-swap Hard Drives and Power Supplies Available

Please see our web site for even more products designed specifically for Personal Messaging carriers. For example, the Omega Messaging Gateway and Email Throttling Gateway (anti-spam).


Contact
Hark Technologies
3507 Iron Horse Dr., Bldg 200
Ladson, SC 29456
Tel: 843-285-7200
Fax: 843-285-7220
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Hark Technologies


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Turn-key RF System Products, Engineering & Technical Services

  • Conventional Single Site and Wide Area Simulcast System Configurations
  • Analog Tone & Voice and Digital POCSAG/FLEX™ One-Way Paging Systems
  • ReFLEX™ Two-Way Paging and Conventional LMR Mobile Data Systems
  • System Design, Integration/Interface Specials, Pre-install Staging/Configuration
  • On-Site Installation, Documentation and Technical/Administrative Training
  • RF Coverage Prediction, “Drive Test” Verification & Simulcast Delay Optimization
  • Domestic and International Project Support

Call (217) 653-8200 Fred Pakosta or Jim Neves (660) 341-0304 for your Project Requirements!
E-mail: sales@AdvancedRF.biz
301 Oak St., Suite 2-46A, Quincy, IL 62301

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  • Supplier of Motorola and Unication
    pagers, offering an extensive range of
    UHF and VHF models
  • Repair service on all Motorola pagers
    and two-way radios
  • Motorola's appointed service centre for
    parts, repairs and accessories

Contact us to find out more:
Tel: +44 (0)2380 666 333
e-mail: enquiries@thcomms.co.uk
Web: www.thcomms.co.uk

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Unication USA

Unication’s

Paging

Products

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The Paging Industry expects quality, reliable, and high performance paging products.

We at Unication have listened and delivered.

  • One-Way Pagers
    • Alpha Elite and Alpha Gold—Our top of the line FLEX™ / POCSAG, 4-line alphanumeric pagers with an identical user interface and comparable RF performance to the Motorola Elite and Gold pagers.
    • NP88—Our newest numeric FLEX / POCSAG pager with the best backlight in the Industry.
  • Two-Way ReFLEX™ Advanced Messaging Pagers
    • Partner—A refreshed version of Motorola’s T900 Classic.
    • e80—A fully licensed version of the former PerComm e80.
  • Telemetry
    • We offer RF and decoding solutions.
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About Unication Co., Ltd.

  • A Taiwan company founded in 1992 with extensive experience designing and manufacturing paging and broadband products.
  • An ODM to major telecommunications companies.
  • More than 300 associates worldwide with Engineering Design Centers in Taipei, China and Vancouver, BC.  The engineering team has years of experience in wireless systems, embedded SW, RF design and protocols for infrastructure and pagers.
  • Our Accelerated Life Testing facility ensures the highest quality of products for our customers.
  • Fully licensed by Motorola for product design technology and the FLEX Family of Protocols.
  • Sales and Engineering support office in Arlington, Texas.
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  Contact Information

  Kirk Alland
  Unication USA
  1901 E. Lamar Blvd
  Arlington, TX 76006
  (817) 926-6771
  kirk@unication.com

Unication USA

Prism Paging

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Prism Message Gateway Systems
Modular and Configurable

Your Choice of Options

  • Radio Paging Terminals
  • Voicemail Systems
  • E-mail and Network Text Messaging Systems
  • Digital Trunk Switching Systems
  • Digital Trunk and Voicemail Concentrators
  • Remote Network Encoders
  • TNPP Network Routers

Popular Choice for Domestic and International

  • Commercial Paging Carriers
  • Private Paging Systems
  • Hospitals
  • Public Safety
  • Federal, State and Local Government
  • Industrial Paging
  • Energy Companies – Load Management

Logical Choice

  • Replace Outdated, UNLICENSED Paging Terminals
  • Eliminate Outrageously High Support Costs
  • Add New Paging System with ALL THE FEATURES
  • Provide Your Customers With Features They Want
  • Designed and Supported by Industry Experts

Go ahead . . . be choosy . . . choose Prism Systems International


Contact
Prism Paging
300 Colonial Center Parkway,
Suite 100
Roswell, Georgia 30076 USA
Telephone: 678-353-3366
Internet: www.prismpaging.com left CLICK HERE
E-mail: info@prismpaging.com left arrow CLICK HERE
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  Federal Communications Commission
445 12th Street, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20554
News Media Information 202 / 418-0500
Internet: http://www.fcc.gov
TTY: 1-888-835-5322
 
 
This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the full text of a Commission order constitutes official action.
See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).

 
 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 12, 2006
NEWS MEDIA CONTACT:
Chelsea Fallon (202) 418-7991
 
 

FCC ESTABLISHES PROCEDURES FOR ADVANCED WIRELESS SERVICES AUCTION SCHEDULED TO BEGIN JUNE 29, 2006

     Washington, D.C. – Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted a Public Notice that establishes procedures, minimum opening bids, and a reserve price for the FCC’s upcoming first auction of spectrum licenses for Advanced Wireless Services (AWS-1). This auction, Auction No. 66, is scheduled to begin June 29, 2006, and will include 1,122 AWS- 1 licenses in the 1710-1755 MHz and 2110-2155 MHz bands.

     In today’s Public Notice, the FCC established procedures designed to promote competition and efficiency in the AWS-1 auction. The FCC has decided that, unless a certain threshold level of likely competition among bidders exists before the bidding begins, as indicated by the level of upfront payments made by prospective bidders, it will not make the following information available until after the close of the auction: (1) bidders’ license selections on their short form applications (Form 175); and (2) the identities of bidders that placed bids in each round, as well as other information on bidder activity and eligibility.

     Under this approach, the FCC will disclose the identities of the bidders after the filing of the short form applications and the level of upfront payments of individual bidders after those payments are made. During the auction, with regard to individual bids, the FCC will disclose at the end of each round of bidding the gross amount of every bid placed in each round but not the identity of the bidder that placed any particular bid in that round.

     If the auction appears likely to be competitive in advance of the start of the bidding, that is, if there is a modified threshold eligibility ratio of three or greater, the anti-competitive bidding behavior that the proposal was designed to prevent is less likely to be successful. Under those circumstances, the FCC would make available all information that has customarily been made available during an auction.

     In the years since the FCC’s auctions were first developed, economists and analysts have observed that bidders can use the information revealed over the multiple rounds in an FCC auction to signal each other to coordinate bids, retaliate against bidders that do not cooperate, or engage in other undesirable strategic behavior. Such behavior distorts prices and may lead to an inefficient assignment of spectrum licenses. Therefore, the competitiveness and economic efficiency of the auction may be enhanced if certain information about the auction is withheld and competing bidders are prevented from coordinating their bids with one another.

     In past auctions, the FCC has established other procedures to limit coordination among competing bidders, such as requiring that bidders place bids in set amounts and limiting disclosure about the exact time at which bidders submitted their bids. Those procedures will continue to be used in Auction No. 66.

     In addition, all of the AWS-1 licenses will be auctioned in a single auction using the simultaneous multiple-round auction format. Package bidding will not be used in this auction.

     Finally, in today’s Public Notice, the FCC established a reserve price for all of the licenses in the auction in order to comply with a statutory requirement aimed at funding the relocation of federal government entities that currently operate in the 1710-1755 MHz band. The total winning bids for the complete licenses, net of any bidding credits applicable at the close of bidding, must exceed approximately $2.059 billion. The FCC will cancel the auction if the net winning bids at the close of the auction do not equal at least that amount.

     Today’s Public Notice also announced the other routine procedures that will be used to conduct Auction No. 66, such as the amounts of minimum opening bids and the method of determining minimum acceptable bids.

     Action by the Commission on April 12, 2006, by Public Notice (FCC 06-47). Chairman Martin and Commissioner Tate, with Commissioners Copps and Adelstein concurring. Separate statements issued by Chairman Martin, Commissioners Copps, Adelstein, and Tate.

     For additional information, contact William Huber, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, at (202) 418-2109, or William.Huber@fcc.gov; or Erik Salovaara, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, at (202) 418-7582 or Erik.Salovaara@fcc.gov.

AU Docket No. 06-30

– FCC –

News and other information about the Federal Communications Commission are available at www.fcc.gov.

 

Source: FCC



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