WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said a Verizon Communications Inc VZ.N unit won bids worth nearly $1.9 billion in an auction of a key spectrum block in the 3.5 GHz band.
In total, 228 bidders won bids worth nearly $4.6 billion for the mid-band spectrum block. The FCC says the auctioned spectrum will further the deployment of next-generation 5G networks and the Internet of Things. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said the auction of 91% of spectrum offered demonstrated there was “strong demand.”
Reporting by David Shepardson, Editing by Franklin Paul
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