How to blow up a spectrum auction…<< TMF Associates MSS blog

TMF Associates MSS blog » How to blow up a spectrum auction…

Despite it coming as a “surprise” to many reporters (and Wall St analysts) that DISH ended up with more total winning bids (before DE discounts) than Verizon in the AWS-3 spectrum auction, and that DISH got a 25% DE discount on its bids, the outcome is exactly what I predicted from the bidding patterns back in November. I was particularly amused to look back at Jonathan Chaplin’s comment from his December 7 report which poured scorn on my thesis, stating:

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Why DISH should be negotiating with Clearwire rather than bidding for Sprint — Tech News and Analysis

DISH Network’s bid for Sprint could result in a revolutionary combination of video and mobile delivery and wireless broadband. But DISH needs Clearwire’s spectrum more than it needs Sprint’s network.

via Why DISH should be negotiating with Clearwire rather than bidding for Sprint — Tech News and Analysis.

Ergen: Mobile Video Driving Sprint Proposal | Cable Television News | Broadcast Syndication | Programming | Multichannel.com

Dish Network chairman Charlie Ergen said the proliferation of mobile video is one of the biggest drivers of his pursuit of wireless giant Sprint Nextel, adding that his $25.5 billion bid is like the closing two minutes of a Seinfeld episode, when the earlier seemingly disparate 28 minutes finally come together.

via Ergen: Mobile Video Driving Sprint Proposal | Cable Television News | Broadcast Syndication | Programming | Multichannel.com.

FCC Says Dish Plan Would Hurt Public Asset Worth Billions – Businessweek

FCC Says Dish Plan Would Hurt Public Asset Worth Billions - Businessweek

Dish Network Corp. (DISH)’s proposal for a mobile telephone network would destroy the value of airwaves the government plans to auction for commercial use, the Federal Communications Commission said today.

via FCC Says Dish Plan Would Hurt Public Asset Worth Billions – Businessweek.