The Australian Communications and Media Authority expects to move to a single, streamlined and more flexible approach to radiocommunications licencing following today’s announcement that the Government will adopt all 11 of the recommendations proposed under the Department of Communications’ Spectrum Review.
‘This is a win for industry and consumers,’ said Deputy ACMA Chairman, Richard Bean.
‘It provides a more responsive regulatory regime—rather than black letter law—that will take away unnecessary barriers, reducing delays and costs of getting new technologies to the market.’
As well as enabling the ACMA to quickly respond to technological advances, the changes will also widen the ACMA’s compliance options.
‘It will provide us with a full range of compliance tools to respond to modern market structures,’ Richard Bean said.
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Media release 39/2015 - 25 August