The ACMA has announced that Power Auctions LLC is the successful tenderer for the provision of spectrum auction capability, implementation and related advisory services for the 700MHz and 2.5GHz (digital dividend) spectrum auction, expected to take place in the second half of 2012.
Power Auctions was chosen from a strong and impressively-credentialed international field of auction service providers.
Power Auctions has commenced work with the ACMA to deliver:
a) a configurable internet-based auction capability that implements the ACMA's Combinatorial Clock Auction (CCA) rules;
b) expert advice on the practical implementation of auction rules; and
c) auction support and training services.
Power Auctions is a leading international provider of expert auction design advice, auction implementation services and web-based auction software for spectrum auctions and other high-stakes auctions.
Power Auctions has extensive experience in providing auction designs, implementation services and software in the electricity, natural gas, resources and telecommunications sectors. Power Auctions' lead personnel have worked extensively with overseas spectrum regulators, including the US Federal Communications Commission, Industry Canada and the UK's Ofcom, and they have been innovators in the CCA design.
The ACMA will hold a Digital Dividend Auction Tune-Up on Friday 4 November 2011. This event will provide potential auction participants with an opportunity to hear about the ACMA's work on preparing for the auction, including its development of the detailed CCA rules. Anyone interested in attending the tune-up should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Digital Dividend Auction Tune-Up will be just one part of the ACMA's ongoing intensive engagement with potential bidders over the next 12 months. It will be followed in 2012 with a series of workshops and training sessions, as well as consultation around the auction rules.
Information on the auction system and auction format can be found on the Digital dividend section on the ACMA's website.