Auction summary - 27 GHz - Broadband wireless access - 2000 | ACMA

Auction summary - 27 GHz - Broadband wireless access - 2000

Overview

Status

Complete

Auction date

28 November 2000

Amount raised

$37.6 m

Licence end date

18 January 2016

The 27 GHz spectrum auction closed on 28 November 2000 after 3 bidding rounds at a total of $37.603 million. The successful applicants were Agility Networks Pty Ltd and Shin Satellite Public Company Ltd.

On this page

Overview

Spectrum Details

Auction Details

Bidders

Background

On other pages

  • Applicant Pack
  • Technical Framework
  • Winning Bid Results
  • Detailed Round Bidding (Instructions for use)
  • Current Licence Holders

Related documents

  • Establishing Conditions for Australian Spectrum Licences in the 27 GHz Band Spectrum

Media releases

  • 27 GHz Auction-2000-Media Releases

Spectrum details

Band details

26.5-27.5 GHz (suitable for pairing at a 50 MHz split but sold unpaired throughout Australia)

Licence types

Spectrum licences

Previous use

Unallocated

Licence period

15 years from 18 January 2001 till 18 January 2016

Auction details

Type of allocation

Price based allocation of spectrum licences under s60 of the Radiocommunications Act 1992 following the designation of unencumbered spectrum for spectrum licensing, under s36 of the Act.

Method of sale

Simultaneous multiple round (SMR) auction over 3 rounds. There were 126 lots (21 allocation areas, each with six lots of unpaired spectrum) available.

Competition limits

Nil

Legal instruments

Bidders

Bidders

Bidder Number

Initial Eligibility

Winning Bid Amounts

Shin Satellite Public Co Ltd

2924

2000

$93,000

Agility Networks Pty Ltd

2925

242000

$37,510,000

   

TOTAL

$37,603,000

Note that maximum possible eligiblity was 242000.

Background

The auction of this band in response to market demand was to provide more opportunities for the introduction of broadband radio-communications services capable of carrying telephony, data, Pay TV, Internet access and video teleconferencing.

The spectrum on offer was in the 27 GHz band (26.5 GHz-27.5 GHz). The ACA auctioned licences throughout Australia based on the following 21 market areas, each with six lots of unpaired spectrum: Perth, Regional Western Australia, Northern Territory, Cairns, Townsville, Rockhampton, Sunshine Coast, Central Queensland, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Northern New South Wales, Regional New South Wales, Regional South Australia, Adelaide, Regional Victoria, Melbourne, Newcastle, Sydney, Wollongong, South Coast New South Wales and Tasmania.

Last updated: 24 May 2016