The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has proposed to stage Auction 105 – its sale of 5G-suitable spectrum in the 3550MHz-3700MHz (3.5GHz) band – on 25 June 2020. The auction will offer seven Priority Access Licences (PALs) in each county-based licence area, for a total of 22,631 PALs nationwide. Each PAL will be a ten-year renewable licence, consisting of an unpaired 10MHz channel. As per the FCC proposal, bidders will be allowed to bid for up to four generic blocks of spectrum per county.
Interested parties are invited to submit feedback on the proposed auction by 28 October 2019.