The total value of spectrum sold touched $104.8 billion till September 2021 as compared with $27.5 billion in 2020, according to the GSA report.
GSA said data is not included where GSA does not have information regarding price, bandwidth or population (this can be the case for regional assignments) or only has total information for multiple bands auctioned together.
Since GSA’s last update in April 2021, three countries have concluded auctions of C-Band spectrum: Mauritius, Canada, and Croatia.
Of the 2021 auctions, only the US auction achieved a higher than recent average price. The 2021 US auction of 3.7 – 3.98 GHz delivered a record high price for C-Band spectrum of $0.875/MHz/Pop, significantly higher than the recent average price of $0.120/MHz/Pop.