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1. Feature Story / Verizon Wireless, the highest bidder in the multibillion-dollar sale of prime airwaves disclosed its plans for the wireless spectrum Friday, and the most prominent loser explained why it was still a big winner.
A day after rules prohibiting participants in the federal government's online auction from discussing their strategies lifted, Verizon Wireless said it would use the new capacity to roll out faster wireless Internet service by 2010.
Verizon outbid Google Inc., paying $4.74 billion for one of the auction's biggest prizes, a coveted nationwide block of airwaves.
For Google, a company that's obsessed with auctions, the spectrum sale turned into a high-stakes exercise in gamesmanship.
The Internet company failed to land any of the nearly 1,100 spectrum licenses auctioned off. Still, its bidding -- conducted from a small "war room" on its Mountain View, Calif., campus -- helped push the swath bought by Verizon above the $4.6-billion minimum price set by the Federal Communications Commission.
Surpassing that threshold triggered new rules that forced the winning company to allow consumers to use any device or application on those airwaves.
One big beneficiary of those provisions: Google. The company lobbied hard for them to ensure that people could access Google's maps and other advertising-supported applications in the growing mobile market.
Google kept bidding until it hit that minimum price and said it had been prepared to buy the airwaves. If it had won, Google probably would have joined with another company to build the transmission towers and run the network.
Part 02 / CTIA WIRELESS 2008, April 1-3, 2008. Las Vegas Convention Center. Sir Richard Branson, of Virgin Group will deliver the opening show keynote address at 9 a.m. on April 1 in the Barron Room at the Las Vegas Hilton.
The "Bunny Box" and "Femtocell" routers
"As more and more people drop their telephone land lines, every home or office will need an antenna tower somewhere around the premises, say Troy Cory, of TVInews.
The Wireless Telephone industry is facing a great RF pick-up challenge: poor Wireless Telephone. Troy says, "a Prison Cell has about the same cellular coverage as most residences do."
To tackle the problem, a few smart "Bunny Box" manufacturers are looking at providing devices that would essentially give customers their own, private cellular towers.
The devices look much like home-computer wireless Internet routers, with rabbit ears attached.
In February, 2009. a analog Wireless Telephone or TV-set componant will need a digital converter boxes to be enabled to pick-up all RF TV-radio signals in the future.
The devices will make The Wireless Telephone work like cordless phones, connecting to the "bunny-box" router station. Some industry folks have renamed the "digital converter" as a "femtocell." ("Femto" is a scientific term for something that is very small, a device that a male plug can be inserted into).
Verizon Wireless is joining Sprint Nextel Corp. in jumping on the "bunny-box" or "femtocell" bandwagon, rolling out the devices this year in exchange for the $40.00 coupons being issued to U.S. consumers, by the FTC.
THE CEOs and THE FCC PERSONALITIES to the BIDDING PROCESS -- HAVE A SAY SO!
Lowell McAdam, Verizon Wireless / Kevin Martin, FCC Chair - Open Wireless Network Plan /
LATimes reported that -- Kevin Martin, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, on April 1, 2008 said he would recommend that the agency reject a Skype petition to require wireless operators to open their networks to any wireless device and service.
During his keynote at the CTIA Wireless conference in Las Vegas, Martin called the wireless industry "the poster child for competition," and said the Internet telephony company's request was "premature."
"Verizon has committed to opening its entire network.
Skype in February 2007 filed a petition with the FCC, requesting that the agency apply a 1968 landmark regulatory decision to the wireless industry. The so-called Carterfone regulations allowed all devices to be connected directly to the AT&T network, as long as they did not cause damage to the system. If Skype is successful in convincing the FCC to apply the same regulations to the wireless industry, then it would mean that device manufacturers, Internet portals, and others would be able to offer wireless gadgets and services on cellular networks without the approval of operators.
Martin said he would like to see the wireless industry take the lead in opening up networks to competition, so the FCC could take a lesser role. Government, however, still has the responsibility to ensure a competitive market that fosters innovation and brings competitive pricing and services to consumers, he said.
As an example of a legitimate role for government, Martin pointed to the FCC mandate for Enhanced 911 capability on cellular and voice-over-IP telephone calls. The mandate requires wireless carriers to be able to triangulate an emergency call to within 100 meters. The commission has also added assisted GPS, or A-GPS, as an alternate technology for locating calls.
Part 03 / DURING THE NAB MEETINGS, THE BIG TALK WAS "The FCC Winners.
Verizon Communications Inc. Chief Executive Ivan Seidenberg said Friday that the $9.36 billion in total spectrum licenses won by the company's wireless unit, jointly owned with Vodafone Group, was "nothing short of a transformative opportunity for our company."
He downplayed the FCC's open-access conditions on a major portion of the spectrum it won, saying the industry was headed in that direction anyway. Verizon Wireless has pledged to let customers use any device or software program on its entire network by the end of the year.
AT&T was second to Verizon, winning $6 billion in spectrum licenses, which it also plans to use for high-speed Internet service. But its executives said they didn't bid for the portion subject to the open-access rules. The parts it did land cost AT&T nearly three times as much per unit of spectrum than the portion Verizon bought.
With concerns that the open-access rules would lead large wireless companies to ignore that portion of spectrum, Google had promised to bid at least the minimum. Bidding was anonymous and, following the auction rules, started below the $4.6-billion minimum price. Google was the only bidder for several days at the auction's start, and it stopped after a $4.71-billion bid on Jan. 31. Verizon topped that three days later.
Having met its primary goal for the auction, Google never submitted another bid, Adler said.
But making a play for the wireless spectrum became more than just a business proposition. It also was "a new sort of puzzle to figure," said Minnie Ingersoll, a product manager on the auction team.
Google uses its own auctions to sell ads linked to search results. And the FCC's complex online auction appealed to the geeky side of the company's founders,
Larry Page and Sergey Brin."Larry and Sergey really dove into understanding the details of the auction," Adler said.4. Bylines / Lowell McAdam, Verizon Wireless
Before Martin's speech, Lowell McAdam, president and chief executive of Verizon Wireless, railed against government intervention in the wireless industry. In his CTIA keynote, McAdam said government regulations at the local level have slowed construction of transmission towers, leaving areas in the United States without coverage. In addition, burdensome taxes have added to the cost of services to consumers and have stifled innovation by making it difficult for small companies to enter the market.
McAdam was particularly adamant about not having the wireless industry become as heavily regulated as the older wired telephone market. "Customers bring the best type of regulation by their right to choose," he said. "To go backward is dangerous and downright dumb."
To keep regulators out of the market, McAdam called on the industry to police itself to ensure an openness that gives all companies a chance to compete and innovate, bringing maximum benefits to consumers. "That is how we uninvite potential intrusion by regulators," he said.
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