Join RTG on this webcast to review the FCC's Public Notice and the procedures that will be used for the reverse auction (designated as Auction 901) scheduled to be held on September 27.
Background: The FCC announced on May 2nd the competitive bidding procedures for Phase I of the Mobility Fund, the first-ever reverse auction for Universal Service support, to accelerate delivery of advanced mobile services that currently lack 3G or 4G service. Winning bidders must deploy either 3G service within two years or 4G service within three years of the award. The Mobility Fund will award up to $300M that was reserved out of savings from the Commission’s Universal Service Fund (USF) reforms. As part of last year’s reform, the FCC for the first time made universal mobile service an express universal service goal, and created the Mobility Fund to help close the nation’s gaps in mobile wireless service.
Join RWA on this webcast to review the FCC’s 600 MHz Broadcast Incentive Auction, which is scheduled for 2015.
Background: On May 15, 2014, the FCC adopted the Incentive Auction Report and Order detailing the extremely complicated 600 MHz Broadcast Incentive Auction, which will make additional low-band spectrum available to meet consumers’ skyrocketing demand for mobile broadband services. The FCC’s Order addresses the 600 MHz band plan, geographic licensing areas, repacking procedures, opportunities for carriers to obtain reserve spectrum licenses and the Incentive Auction processes. This extremely complicated auction involves three interwoven parts: (1) a reverse auction that will recover spectrum from television broadcasters who voluntarily give up some or all of their spectrum rights in exchange for incentive payments; (2) repacking of those broadcasters that remain on the air after the auction has been completed; and (3) a forward auction through which the FCC will license the reclaimed 600 MHz spectrum to wireless providers. The Incentive Auction is considered wireless providers’ last opportunity to secure low-band spectrum licenses at auction for the foreseeable future. This webcast will address Incentive Auction processes, as well as post-auction and regulatory issues.
Commercial property auctions are a significant indicator of what is happening in the wider investment market.
IPD is holding a webinar to analyse the latest findings of the latest cPad (Commercial Property Auction Data) report and Retail Property Auction Index (RPAI).
cPad and RPAI research projects provide a unique perspective on the commercial property market for private investors and private property companies.
IPD, in association with Acuitus and EIG, are launching a new index based upon the change in retail property values sold at auction. The index will provide greater transparency on price movements observed in the UK auction rooms, which are often seen as a leading indicator for the secondary market.
Greg Mansell (IPD) and Richard Auterac (Acuitus) will discuss the Auction Index results and what they mean for the wider market over a webinar.
In March 2014, the FCC adopted rules governing the use of 65 MHz of spectrum in the 1695-1710 MHz, 1755-1780 MHz, and 2155-2180 MHz (the Advanced Wireless Service or AWS-3) bands. The FCC’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau recently released its AWS-3 auction rules and procedures. Designated Auction 97, the auction is scheduled to begin November 13, 2014. Short-form applications to participate in the auction are due by September 12, 2014(6:00 PM ET) and Upfront Payments are due no later than October 15, 2014 (6:00 PM ET). This webcast will provide an overview of AWS-3 Auction procedures, as well as incumbency issues and coordination requirements.Read more >
Join us to learn how to maximize your visibility at VMSA Live Ft. Lauderdale Feb 8-11, 2016Read more >
In this webcast you will learn all about how to sponsor the next VMSA Live Conference in Las Vegas on May 5-8, 2015. We are leveling the playing field and letting the market decide what each opportunity is worth. You pick and configure the spots that make sense for your business. Think sponsorship is only for the larger firms? Think again! Join us to learn how to gain visibility and reach your target audience at a price point that makes sense for every size firm on any budget.Read more >
The pending Presidential Executive Order relative to Cybersecurity legislation, disruptive technologies, record cash, aggressive new buyers, and attractive valuations are stimulating entrepreneurs in this domain to consider selling their companies in 2013. Many entrepreneurs are taking advantage of this moment--but are you ready? What are the trends and lessons one needs to know? Should you contemplate an IPO or conduct an auction? What actions should be considered when selling to a strategic buyer versus a private equity firm? What is the process to achieve an optimal outcome? Hear from Chad Sweet, Co-Founder and CEO of The Chertoff Group, as he leads a panel of both advisors and entrepreneurs who have successfully navigated the sale process and can share with you their secrets to success.Read more >
Strategies to raise the value of and preserve LMDS and 39 GHz licenses - Presented by XO and Widelity
The FCC currently allows access to Common Carrier microwave spectrum at nearly no cost. This pales in comparison to the cost of LMDS licenses that were distributed via auction. XO believes this policy not only lowers the value of these investments, but also creates inefficiencies in the microwave bands.
XO is urging the federal government to modernize the microwave spectrum bands to make certain these assets are being properly valued as broadband is deployed throughout the country. XO will review its position on its efforts to ensure market forces are in play whether through an auction – similar to what LMDS license holders had to participate in to win licenses – or the application of fees that will dissuade warehousing of spectrum and increase the value of licensed spectrum.
Widelity works with license holders to help them meet their substantial service requirements. Many license holders received extensions in 2008 and now must now make substantial service showings by June 1, 2012. Widelity will cover the options license holders have to meet the substantial service requirements by deploying services or constructing facilities that meet the FCC's “safe harbor provisions.” Widelity will also review equipment and deployment strategies.
Lisa R. Youngers, VP, Federal Affairs, XO Communications
Lisa is responsible for all federal policy, regulatory, and legislative matters affecting XO’s interests before the FCC, Congress, and all levels of executive administration including regulatory and legislative strategy.
Patrick Thompson, Dir. of Leg. Affairs, XO Communications
Patrick has over 12 years of congressional experience; including time in the U.S. Senate and House and now corporate America.
Michael Lasky, Principal, Widelity
Mr. Lasky has over 25 years of business management and consulting experience in the technology and communications industries.
Distressed M&A - experience and lessons form the current market
- Speed, simplicity and certainty are the key drivers
- Stakeholders, their influence and deal dynamics
- The valuation and integrity of the process
- Employees, pensions and tax
- Lessons from the current market:
-Oilexco: M&A through administration
-IMO: valuation and constituencies
-Nortel: enhancing value through an auction
-JJB: alternatives to M&A
- Nicholas Pettifer, senior staff writer, IFLR
- Kevin Haywood, partner, Ernst & Young
- Gillian Fairfield, partner, Herbert Smith
- Kevin Pullen, partner, Herbert Smith
In these times of economic uncertainty when financing is sparse, investors need to look for alternative strategies and financing options for their portfolio companies. In this session, we will explore various options for non-dilutive funding rounds, including evaluating the many options for utilizing their intellectual property.
Richard C. Hsu
Partner and Chair, Technology Licensing Practice Group
Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP
Andrew T. Ramer
Ocean Tomo Auctions, LLC
Managing General Partner
Grand Banks Capital
Jon M. Herzog
Partner, Private Equity and Technology Group
Goodwin Procter LLP