The digital dividend auction, one of the largest spectrum auctions ever held in Australia, will commence at 9.00 am on Tuesday 23 April 2013.
The ACMA anticipates that the auction will run over several weeks, with auction results known in mid to late May 2013.
Once the auction has concluded, the results will be verified by an independent third party engaged by the ACMA. Successful bidders will then be notified of the auction results, which will be published by the ACMA. The following information will be published:
- the names of the winning bidders
- the spectrum allocated to each winning bidder
- the total sum paid or to be paid by each winning bidder (that is, the total of the allocation and assignment prices for the lots won by the bidder).
Please note that during the auction, the ACMA will not be disclosing any information about the progress of the auction, the level of competition, the identity of the bidders, or any other information that, if disclosed, could affect or be capable of affecting the outcome of the auction. This is to protect the integrity of the auction.
Bidders are also bound by strict confidentiality provisions intended to guard against anti-competitive behaviour and therefore will not be able to discuss their participation in the auction.