GTA scoops five licences in FCC 24GHz auction

6 Jun 2019

Guam-based GTA has won five millimetre wave (mmWave) licences in the 24GHz band, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has confirmed. Bidding as TeleGuam, the telco – which has been majority owned by Utah-based Huntsman Family Investments (HFI) since July 2017 – has agreed to pay a total of USD470,000 for the concessions. Meanwhile, local rival DOCOMO Pacific ended the FCC’s Auction 102 sale process empty-handed, FCC documentation confirms.

As far as TeleGeography has been able to ascertain, no other telco’s representing Guam or the Northern Mariana Islands successfully bid on spectrum in Auction 101 (28GHz) or Auction 102, although the real identities of a number of bidders were obscured by holding companies during the bidding phase, meaning another party may have secured spectrum.

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