Computech Clients Represent at Latin American Spectrum Conference
The Second Latin American Spectrum Conference, which took place in Mexico City last week, concluded Thursday. Organized in conjunction with the Mexican regulator COFETEL, this is the only conference to focus exclusively on the key spectrum issues in the Latin American region.
Below is an image from Panel B, which included representatives from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) , Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Comisión Federal de Telecomunications (COFETEL), all of which are Computech clients and have utilized Computech’s auction systems.
For more information regarding Computech’s Spectrum Auction Solutions click here.
Posted on Friday, October 26th, 2012 at 4:10 pm and is filed under Online Auctions, spectrum management.
By: Darren Vandergriff
Computech Builds and Designs Auction Platform for FCC Mobility Fund Phase l Auction
On September 27, the FCC conducted the Mobility Fund Phase I Auction, the first ever to award high-cost universal services support through reverse competitive bidding. The goal of the auction was to address gaps in mobile services by supporting the build-out of current-and next-generation mobile networks in unserved areas — areas where these networks are unavailable.
The Commission engaged Computech to design and build the auction platform. As with most projects, cost and schedule were critical factors, so the team decided to build the new system on top of the existing Integrated Spectrum Auction System (ISAS). This approach allowed the team to utilize the existing infrastructure and re-use many of the ISAS core software components, reducing project costs and speeding up the time to delivery.
Using the single round, reverse auction format, winners were chosen based on the lowest cost-per-mile bids to extend coverage to unserved roads. In all, thirty-eight companies and subsidiaries participated in the auction, submitting a total of 894 bids. Winning bidders are eligible to receive a total of $299,998,632 in one-time Mobility Fund Phase I universal service support to provide 3G or better mobile voice and broadband services covering up to 83,000 road miles in 795 geographic areas.
Posted on Wednesday, October 17th, 2012 at 3:43 pm and is filed under Online Auctions, spectrum management.
By: Paul Lingebach
Computech Influencing “The Future of Mobile”
On Wednesday, Bisnow hosted the Future of Mobile event, featuring FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski and Computech President Larry Fitzpatrick (pictured, left). The event discussed the ever growing importance of bandwidth driven by mobile devices. Chairman Genachowski discussed, among other things, the challenge of “unleashing spectrum” to mobile devices and its importance to the nation’s communications systems. After the chairman’s speech, Larry Fitzpatrick and various other mobile industry executives participated in a Q & A session to discuss what the future of mobile broadband held.
One of the main points the panelists discussed was the importance of fixing existing spectrum issues. Larry spoke about Computech’s history with the FCC and our years of conducting all of their spectrum auctions and also mentioned Computech’s recent launch of the broadbandmap.gov website, created for the FCC and NTIA to provide information on what broadband services are available across the United States. Gathering this data is one of the first steps to overcoming a big obstacle in this country, as Larry stated yesterday, because the biggest remaining barrier to mobile technology is high-speed data access from anywhere.
The Future of Mobile was just one of many events that Computech plans to support this year. The 6th annual European Spectrum Conference takes place in Brussels on the week of June 14. Computech will be a gold sponsor of the conference, which still is open for registration. Computech has many exciting opportunities ahead so stay tuned for announcements about our future endeavors.
Posted on Friday, May 13th, 2011 at 11:45 am and is filed under Broadband Map, FCC, spectrum management.
By: Darren Vandergriff
Middle Eastern Spectrum Conference Registration Open
On March 29 and 30, the Second Middle East Spectrum Conference will take place at the Palace Hotel, Old Town, Dubai. The conference itself will cover the key emerging issues in Spectrum Management, while highlighting its role in the Middle East.
Some of the specific topics discussed at the conference:
• Finding the spectrum for 4G networks
• Tackling the mobile data crunch
• The challenge of GSM reframing
• Reaping the digital dividend
• New approaches to spectrum enforcement
• Public sector spectrum in the 21st Century
• Cognitive radio: how close is the future?
In the coming weeks we’ll provide more information regarding the event and Kris Shields’ role in the conference – which includes a hands-on guide to auctioning spectrum, two days before the conference begins; in the meantime, you can learn more the training courses here and Computech’s role here.
Make sure that you register for the conference right here.
Posted on Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011 at 2:03 pm and is filed under Online Auctions, spectrum management.
By: Darren Vandergriff
Computech wins the trust of Sweden’s telecoms regulator
The Swedish Post and Telecom Agency (PTS) has awarded Computech a place on its framework agreement to provide consulting services to support their spectrum auctions. The competition to provide either simultaneous multi-round (SMR) or Clock auctions drew global interest; we’re pleased to announce Computech is the sole North American firm qualified by PTS to support either style of spectrum auction.
Posted on Friday, September 3rd, 2010 at 2:30 pm and is filed under News, Online Auctions, spectrum management.