This report summarizes the main rules of the simultaneous ascending auction. This auction type was the first time in 1994 by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission for the sale of Airwave multiple licenses. The goal of this type of auction is to sell more items, buyers may be larger than the sum of the objects’ stand-alone values ​​due to synergies, value-specific packages or combinations of objects.

This report summarizes the main rules of the simultaneous ascending auction. This auction type was the first time in 1994 by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission for the sale of Airwave multiple licenses. The goal of this type of auction is to multiple objects to purchasers. Due to synergies, value-specific packages or combinations of objects larger than the sum of the objects’ stand-alone values Sell ​​
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Matthias Hild
Source: Darden School of Business
2 pages.
Publication Date: Jan 16,, 2006. Prod #: UV1473-PDF-ENG
Simultaneous Ascending Auction: Rules and Procedures HBR case solution

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