By Monica Alleven
The FCC on Thursday released the list of applicants that have filed to bid in the agency's 2.5 GHz auction, aka Auction 108, which starts July 29.
AT&T and Verizon were among those that submitted applications to participate in the auction, which is largely seen as a chance for T-Mobile to fill in its vast 2.5 GHz footprint.
Indeed, AT&T and Verizon had complained that the lack of visibility into T-Mobile's current 2.5 GHz leases posed a problem for them and their ability to make informed decisions about bidding. Without seeing the terms of T-Mobile's leases with educational institutions, they argued their participation would be limited.