Release of the principles for spectrum management and response to submissions on the draft spectrum management principles
The final Principles are:
- Allocate spectrum to the highest value use or uses
- Enable and encourage spectrum to move to its highest value use or uses
- Use the least cost and least restrictive approach to achieving policy objectives
- To the extent possible, promote both certainty and flexibility
- Balance the cost of interference and the benefits of greater spectrum utilisation
The key theme of the Principles is that maximising the overall public benefit from use of the radiofrequency spectrum requires balanced application of both regulatory and market mechanisms.
The ACMA has finalised the Principles after taking into consideration the views expressed by stakeholders about the consultation paper. The ACMA received 42 submissions in response to the draft spectrum management principles released on 15 April 2008.
Concurrent with the release of the Principles, the ACMA also released the Response to the Submissions on the Draft Spectrum Management Principles (PDF 344 kb or Word 336 kb). This paper provides more information on the Principles and the ACMA’s views on related issues raised by stakeholders in their consultation submissions.
Current projects that demonstrate how the ACMA is applying the Principles to specific spectrum management issues are:
Enquiries and comments on the Principles may be sent by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.