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5/25/2007
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 07-2222)
Report on Results of Economic Experiments Comparing Performance Properties of Certain Simultaneous Multiple Round Spectrum License Auctions With Package Bidding
This Public Notice makes available a report on the results of economic experiments examining the performance properties of two designs for simultaneous multiple round auctions with package bidding.
Report: pdf
Data: zip
7/14/2006
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 06-1444)
Report on Results of Economic Experiments Examining Performance Properties of Simultaneous Multiple Round Spectrum License Auctions with and Without Combinatorial Bidding
By this Public Notice, the WTB hereby makes available a report on the results of economic experiments examining the performance properties of the Commission's simultaneous multiple round spectrum license auction formats with and without combinatorial bidding. The economic experiments were conducted pursuant to the experimental design study on which we sought comment in May 2005
Report: pdf
Data: zip
5/2/2005
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 05-1267)
Comment Sought on Experimental Design for Examining Performance Properties of Simultaneous Multiple Round Spectrum License Auctions with and Without Combinatorial Bidding
WTB seeks comment on a proposed design for economic experiments to examine performance properties of conducting simultaneous multiple round auctions of spectrum licenses both with and without combinatorial (package) bidding.
Report: pdf - Word

Comments Filed
Ausubel et al.: pdf
Leap Wireless: pdf
PA Consulting: pdf
TDS and USCC: pdf
Verizon Wireless: pdf

Ex Parte Filed
Robert J. Weber on behalf of TDS: pdf

Reply Comments Filed
Leap Wireless International, Inc.: pdf
Rural Telecommunications Group: pdf
T-Mobile USA, Inc.: pdf
TDS-USCC: pdf

Auction Papers

3/31/2003
Smoothing Methodology Fact Sheet
An explanation of the FCC's bid increment smoothing methodology.
2/20/2001
Auctioning Spectrum Rights
This paper explains why auctions are superior to comparative hearings for selecting among mutually exclusive applications for spectrum licenses.
10/1/2000
Spectrum Auctions Do Not Raise the Price of Wireless Services: Theory and Evidence
This paper presents evidence showing that auctioning spectrum does not raise the prices consumers pay for wireless telecom services.
1/1/1997
Using Market-Based Spectrum Policy to Promote the Public Interest
This paper proposes a policy framework which should underline the Commission's future decisions regarding spectrum policy. The framework relies upon maximum user flexibility and market forces to determine the most efficient usage of spectrum.
9/1/1996
International Survey of Spectrum Assignments for Cellular and PCS
This paper reports the results of a survey of thirty different cellular and PCS licensing activities in twenty-five countries. This paper serves to provide general information on spectrum assignment, and does not represent a policy statement of the FCC. The analysis, opinions, and conclusions expressed in this paper are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Federal Communications Commission, its Commissioners, the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, or any staff.

Competition Reports

9/28/2004
REPORT (FCC 04-216)
9th Annual CMRS Competition Report
Implementation of Section 6002(b) of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993; Annual Report and Analysis of Competitive Market Conditions with Respect to Commercial Mobile Services.
Statement of Chairman Powell: pdf - Word
Statement of Commissioner Copps: pdf - Word
Division Presentation: pdf
7/14/2003
REPORT (FCC 03-150)
8th Annual CMRS Competition Report
In the matter of Implementation of Section 6002(b) of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993; Annual Report and Analysis of Competitive Market Conditions with Respect to Commercial Mobile Services. Release Eight of the Commission's annual reports on the state of CMRS competition.
Statement of Chairman Powell: pdf - Word
Statement of Commissioner Copps: pdf - Word
John Muleta Opening Remarks: pdf
Division Presentation: pdf
12/13/2002
NOTICE OF INQUIRY (FCC 02-327)
Implementation of Section 6002(b) of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 Annual Report and Analysis of Competitive Market Conditions with Respect to Commercial Mobile Radio Services (CMRS)
This Notice of Inquiry seeks data and information that can be used to analyze the state of competition among CMRS providers for the Commission's Eighth Annual Report on the status of competition in the CMRS marketplace.
7/3/2002
REPORT (FCC 02-179)
Seventh Annual CMRS Competition Report
In the matter of implementation of Section 6002(B) of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Action of 1993/Annual Report and Analysis of competitive market conditions with respect to commercial mobile services. Release Seven of the Commission's annual reports on the state of CMRS competition.
Thomas J. Sugrue Opening Remarks: PowerPoint
Division Presentation: PowerPoint
7/17/2001
REPORT (FCC 01-192)
Sixth Annual CMRS Competition Report
In the matter of implementation of Section 6002(B) of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Action of 1993/Annual Report and Analysis of competitive market conditions with respect to commercial mobile services. Release Six of the Commission's annual reports on the state of CMRS competition.
Thomas J. Sugrue Opening Remarks: PowerPoint
Division Presentation: PowerPoint
8/18/2000
REPORT (FCC 00-289)
Fifth Annual CMRS Competition Report
In the matter of implementation of Section 6002(B) of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Action of 1993/Annual Report and Analysis of competitive market conditions with respect to commercial mobile services. Release Six of the Commission's annual reports on the state of CMRS competition.
Thomas J. Sugrue Opening Remarks: PowerPoint
Division Presentation: PowerPoint
6/24/1999
REPORT (FCC 99-136)
Fourth Annual CMRS Competition Report
The Fourth Annual CMRS Competition Report is a report by the Commission implementing Section 6002(b) of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993. The report analyzes trends in and the status of competition in various sectors of the wireless telecommunications industry.
6/11/1998
REPORT (FCC 98-91)
Third Annual CMRS Competition Report
The Third Annual CMRS Competition Report is a report by the Commission implementing Section 6002(b) of the Omnibus Budge Reconciliation Act of 1993. The report analyzes trends in and the status of competition in various sectors of the wireless telecommunications industry.
3/25/1997
REPORT (FCC 97-75)
Second Annual CMRS Competition Report
The Second Annual CMRS Competition Report is a report by the Commission implementing Section 6002(b) of the Omnibus Budge Reconciliation Act of 1993. The report analyzes trends in and the status of competition in various sectors of the wireless telecommunications industry.
7/28/1995
REPORT (FCC 95-317)
First Annual CMRS Competition Report
The First Annual CMRS Competition Report is a report by the Commission implementing Section 6002(b) of the Omnibus Budge Reconciliation Act of 1993. The report analyzes trends in and the status of competition in various sectors of the wireless telecommunications industry.
10/9/1997
REPORT (FCC 97-353)
The FCC Report to Congress on Spectrum Auctions
The FCC Report To Congress On Spectrum Auctions is a discussion of the Commission's electromagnetic spectrum auctions conduct since it was granted auctions authority in the Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1993.
Corrections (DA 97-2657): pdf - text - WordPerfect
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