With the 700 MHz auctions around the corner, bidding for "beachfront spectrum" will be a fascinating event. Interesting auction twists never before seen include: strict bidder anonymity, anticollusion directives, and wellfunded but nontraditional players potentially taking the mound to throw some curveballs.
Come hear a top-notch panel including Quentin Hardy of Forbes, Andy Seybold--Andrew Seybold, Inc, Michael Thelander, Signals Research, and Clint McClellan from QUALCOMM, Inc.
Questions on the table include:
- How might this auction proceed?
- What might the US broadband landscape look like when the dust
- Who are the likely winners & losers of this auction, and are there any darkhorses?
- Is there enough spectrum available in this auction to provide a new player with enough spectrum to build a new nationwide network?
- How will Open Access really play out?
Will anyone bid on the shared commercial/first responder portion of the spectrum?
- What (if any) are the possible unintended consequences to these auctions?
Hosted by the Wireless Communications Alliance (WCA), the event will be held on
Tuesday, Nov 6th 2007 at the Santa Clara University Recital Hall, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA. Registration and networking begins at 5:30 with the program scheduled for 6:30 to 8:00 pm.
You can pay $30 at the door or $20 in advance by registering at WCA.