Archived — Messages to Bidders — 24 and 38 GHz Auction

Archived Messages

1999-11-19, 16:30 The auction is closed.

1999-11-19, 15:30 No new bids were received during round 117. The auction will close unless a pro-active waiver is submitted. A bidder must call Industry Canada before 16:30 to submit a pro-active waiver. The bidder must quote the next available telephone transaction code key. If a pro-active waiver is submitted, the next round will begin at 9:00 on November 22.

1999-11-19, 11:00 The bid increments will be changed beginning with round 114 at 12:00. The new percentage bid increment will be 10 percent and the new absolute increment will be $2000/point. The increment increases will only take effect when a licence receives a new bid.

1999-11-19, 10:00 The department is considering changes to the bid increments beginning with round 114 at 12:00. The new percentage bid increment would be 10 percent and the new absolute increment would be $2000/point. The increment increases would only take effect when a licence receives a new bid.

1999-11-18, 13:30 The finalized bidding schedule for next week is now available at http://spectrum.ic.gc.ca/2438.

1999-11-18, 12:00 Due to technical difficulties, the 12:00 round has been cancelled. Round 107 will be run at 13:00.

1999-11-17, 12:00 The draft bidding schedule for next week is now available at http://spectrum.ic.gc.ca/2438. The finalized schedule will be posted on November 18.

1999-11-12, 16:30 The bid increments will be changed beginning with round 80 at 9:00 on November 15. The new percentage bid increment will be 5 percent and the new absolute increment will be $1000/point. The increment increases will only take effect when a licence receives a new bid. REMINDER: The number of rounds per day will rise to eight on Monday, November 15.

1999-11-12, 12:00 The bidder activity level in recent rounds has been low. The department is considering changes to the bid increments. The new percentage bid increment would be 5 percent and the new absolute increment would be $1000/point. The increment increases would only take effect when a licence receives a new bid. Also, the finalized bidding schedule for next week is now available at http://spectrum.ic.gc.ca/2438.

1999-11-12, 10:30 Certain licences (3-20D, 3-32F) on which Industry Canada is the standing high bidder have not received any bids for several rounds. Therefore, the current acceptable bids for some licences have been reduced. Bidders are advised to carefully check the current acceptable bid for licences on which Industry Canada is the standing high bidder.

1999-11-10, 13:30 The draft bidding schedule for next week is now available at http://spectrum.ic.gc.ca/2438. The finalized schedule will be posted on November 12.

1999-11-09, 13:00 REMINDER: There will be no bidding on Thursday, November 11.

1999-11-04, 13:30 The finalized bidding schedule for next week is now available at http://spectrum.ic.gc.ca/2438.

1999-11-04 10:30 Since Stage 3 began in round 44, BTS users must enter "44" in cell B5 in the "Rules" Worksheet.

1999-11-04, 9:00 We are now in stage 3. The percentage bid increment is 2 percent and the absolute increment is $500/point. We do not anticipate further reductions in the bid increments. The activity rule is 100 percent. In a round, bidders must be active on licences covering 100 percent of their total eligibility points in order to maintain that level of eligibility points in the following round.

1999-11-03, 16:30 The auction will move to stage 3 beginning with round 44 on November 4 at 9:00. The percentage bid increment will be 2 percent and the absolute increment will be $500/point. We do not anticipate further reductions in the bid increments. The activity rule will be 100 percent. In a round, bidders must be active on licences covering 100 percent of their total eligibility points in order to maintain that level of eligibility points in the following round.

1999-11-03, 15:00 The draft bidding schedule for next week is now available at http://spectrum.ic.gc.ca/2438. The finalized schedule will be posted on November 4. The transition to stage 3 may occur soon.

1999-11-03, 13:30 Certain licences (3_03A, 3_09A, 3_32A, 3_39A) on which Industry Canada is the standing high bidder have not received any bids for several rounds. Therefore, the current acceptable bids for some licences have been reduced. Bidders are advised to carefully check the current acceptable bid for licences on which Industry Canada is the standing high bidder.

1999-11-02, 15:00 REMINDER: The number of rounds per day will rise to six on Wednesday, November 3, 1999. Bidding will begin at 9:00. Each bidder will be given three additional waivers beginning with round 38.

1999-11-02, 12:00 The percentage bid increment will be changed beginning with round 36 on November 2 at 2:00 p.m. The new percentage bid increment will be 5 percent.

1999-11-01, 13:00 REMINDER: The number of rounds per day will rise to six on Wednesday, November 3, 1999. Bidding will begin at 9:00. Each bidder will be given three additional waivers beginning with round 38.

1999-11-01 11:00 Since Stage 2 begins in Round 30, BTS users must enter "30" in cell B4 in the "Rules" Worksheet.

1999-10-29, 15:00 Bidders are reminded that most parts of the country switch from daylight savings time to standard time this weekend.

1999-10-29, 12:00 The auction will move to stage 2 beginning with round 30 on November 1, 1999 at 10:00. The percentage bid increment will be 10 percent and the absolute increment will be $500 per point. The activity rule will be 90 percent. In a round, bidders must be active on licences covering at least 90 percent of their total eligibility points in order to maintain that level of eligibility points in the following round.

1999-10-29, 10:00 REMINDER: The number of rounds per day will rise to six on Wednesday, November 3, 1999. Each bidder will be given three additional waivers beginning with round 38.

1999-10-28, 16:00 There will be no stage change in round 25. There may be a transition to stage 2 as soon as round 27. Bidders will be given at least one round advance notice.

1999-10-28, 14:00 The finalized bidding schedule for next week is now available at http://spectrum.ic.gc.ca/2438. PLEASE NOTE CHANGES FROM YESTERDAY'S PROPOSED SCHEDULE.

1999-10-28, 10:00 Bidders should note that there may be a transition to stage 2 as soon as round 25. The exact round number for transition will depend on future bidding activity. Bidders will be given at least one round advance notice.

1999-10-27, 15:00 The draft bidding schedule for next week is now available at http://spectrum.ic.gc.ca/2438. The finalized schedule will be posted on October 28, 1999. With this proposed schedule, the number of rounds per day would rise to 6 and each bidder would be given 3 additional waivers beginning with round 30.

1999-10-25, 10:00 Our email server is now functionning properly.

1999-10-22, 14:00 We are experiencing temporary technical problems with our email server. Any messages sent to our email address may be delayed. We can still be contacted at our phone and FAX numbers.

1999-10-21, 13:00 The finalized bidding schedule for next week is now available at http://spectrum.ic.gc.ca/2438.

1999-10-20, 12:00 The draft bidding schedule for next week is now available at http://spectrum.ic.gc.ca/2438. The finalized schedule will be posted tomorrow.

1999-10-18, 9:00 Welcome.

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