Spectrum licensing technical framework | ACMA

Spectrum licensing technical framework

The technical framework for a spectrum licensed band is the set of technical rules made by the ACMA for operation within the band.

Under the Radiocommunications Act 1992, the framework consists of three interlocking regulatory elements:

Technical frameworks are typically developed through a joint ACMA/industry working group in the period leading up to a spectrum licence allocation. Technical frameworks have been modified in a few bands after the allocation of licences, where all licensees in the band agree on changes.

Summary descriptions of the technical frameworks and links to the relevant legal instruments that apply to each spectrum licensed band are available below:

Band Description  
700 MHz mobile voice and broadband Technical framework 
800 MHz mobile voice and broadband Technical framework
1800 MHz mobile voice and broadband Technical framework 
2 GHz mobile voice and broadband Technical framework 
2.3 GHz mobile voice and broadband Technical framework
2.5 GHz mobile voice and broadband Technical framework
2.5 GHz Mid-band mobile voice and broadband Technical framework
3.4 GHz Fixed Wireless Access Technical framework 
20/30 GHz Defence Technical framework

 Previous Technical Frameworks for spectrum licensed bands are available here.

Last updated: 04 November 2016