Goto Section: 100.72 | 100.74 | Table of Contents
Revised as of
Goto Year:1996 |
Sec. 100.73 Competitive bidding mechanisms.
(a) Sequencing. In sequential auctions, the Wireless
Telecommunications Bureau will generally auction DBS construction
permits in order of their estimated value, with the highest value
construction permit being auctioned first. The Wireless
Telecommunications Bureau may vary the sequence in which DBS
construction permits will be auctioned.
(b) Grouping. All DBS channels available for a particular orbital
location will be auctioned as a block, unless the Wireless
Telecommunications Bureau announces, by Public Notice prior to the
auction, an alternative auction scheme. In the event the Wireless
Telecommunications Bureau uses either a simultaneous multiple round
competitive bidding design or combinatorial bidding, the Wireless
Telecommunications Bureau will determine which construction permits will
be auctioned simultaneously or in combination.
(c) Bid increments and tie bids. The Wireless Telecommunications
Bureau may, by announcement before or during an auction, establish,
raise or lower minimum bid increments in dollar or percentage terms. The
Wireless Telecommunications Bureau may establish and change maximum bid
increments during an auction. The Wireless Telecommunications Bureau may
also establish by Public Notice a suggested opening bid or a minimum
opening bid on each construction permit. Where a tie bid occurs, the
high bidder will be determined by the order in which the bids were
received by the Commission.
(d) Stopping rules. The Wireless Telecommunications Bureau may
establish stopping rules before or during multiple round auctions in
order to terminate an auction within a reasonable time.
(e) Activity rules. The Wireless Telecommunications Bureau may
establish activity rules which require a minimum amount of bidding
activity. In the event that the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau
establishes an activity rule in connection with a simultaneous multiple
round auction or sequential multiple round electronic auction, each
bidder will be automatically granted a certain number of waivers of such
rule during the auction.
Goto Section: 100.72 | 100.74
Goto Year: 1996 |
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