U.S. will launch 2.5 GHz wireless spectrum auction bidding July 29

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FILE PHOTO: Signage is seen at the headquarters of the Federal Communications Commission in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON – The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said on Monday that it will open an auction of 2.5 GHz band licenses for 5G wireless services for bidding on July 29.

The new mid-band spectrum auction will offer approximately 8,000 new flexible-use, county-based licenses — in mostly rural parts of the country.

(Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Leslie Adler)