Google To Bid on Wireless Spectrum
As Doug mentioned yesterday
Google announced late last week that it intends to bid
on wireless spectrum
in the 700MHz band when the U.S. Federal Communications
Commission begins auctioning that resource in late January.
Bidders had until yesterday to submit an application to join the bidding, but
aren't allowed to publicly state whether they have applied. The auction begins
later in January, about 45 days after the application process. Participants
will bid anonymously and the FCC won't reveal which company has made a bid.
Just what Google is up to is the subject of much speculation. The company certainly
wants to deliver advertising on mobile devices, but it probably doesn't want
to run its own cellular network. What do you think the company is planning?
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Posted by Peter Varhol on December 04, 2007