Discussion paper: Introduction of new channel arrangements for fixed services in the 2 GHz band based on Recommendation ITU-R F.1098-1
Update: 28 September 2001
The former ACA introduced new channel arrangements for fixed services in the 2 GHz band (1900 to 2300 MHz).
The following text appeared on this web page on 4 April 2001. It relates to the planning activity that led to the development of the new channel arrangements:
The former ACA proposes to introduce new channel arrangements for fixed services in the 2.1 GHz band (1900 to 2300 MHz) as a result of the need to clear some channels of the existing channel arrangements to support the introduction of 3G (IMT-2000) and mobile satellite services (MSS). Spectrum Planning Report SP 6/01 (PDF 124 kb) Introduction of New Channel Arrangements for Fixed Services in the 2.1 GHz Band Based on Recommendation ITU-R F.1098-1 - a discussion paper presents an overview of current usage in the band, puts forward a proposal for new channel arrangements to support fixed services and identifies the sharing requirements between competing services in the band.
The proposed new channel arrangements will provide 6 X 14 MHz paired channels in the main pattern and 5 X 14 MHz channels in the interleaved pattern. It will occupy spectrum which is not required for IMT-2000 (1900 to 1980 an 2110 to 2170 MHz) or MSS (1980 to 2010 and 2170 to 2200 MHz). Because the proposed new channel arrangements will overlap with some channels of the existing arrangements, Embargo 23 prevents new assignments being made in some channels under the existing channel arrangements. The embargo in effect gives preference to new assignments under the proposed new channel arrangements in overlapping spectrum.
Comments should be submitted in writing and addressed to:
Manager Spectrum Planning
Radiofrequency Planning Group
Australian Communications Authority
PO Box 78
BELCONNEN ACT 2616
Fax: (02) 6219 5256.
Alternatively, submissions may be forwarded by email to the Spectrum Engineering Section. Submissions closed 18 May 2001.
Queries regarding the content of this report should be directed to the Spectrum Engineering Section.