The ACMA has commenced an allocation process for residual lots (spectrum licences) in the 2302–2400 MHz (2.3 GHz) band in specified regional and remote areas of Australia.
On 21 April 2011, the ACMA announced that the residual lots would be allocated. The call for applications closed on 1 June 2011.
The ACMA has received applications from three companies for residual lots in the 2.3 GHz band. Details of each applicant and a list of the residual lots are contained in the ACMA’s Register of applicants.
The allocation of these spectrum licences will be completed through two different allocation methods. Lots for which there is more than one applicant will be auctioned using an open ascending bid auction (also known as ‘English outcry’ auction). Lots for which there is only one applicant will be allocated at a pre-determined price.
On 13 July 2011, the ACMA successfully auctioned forty spectrum licences in the 2.3 GHz band. The names of the successful applicants and the price bid for each spectrum lot are available.
Technical, administrative and legislative documents relevant to the release of the 2.3 GHz – residual lots include:
- Applicant information package;
- Radiocommunications Spectrum Marketing Plan (2.3 GHz Band) 2009;
- Area Maps;
- Radiocommunications (Allocation of Spectrum Licence by Auction or Pre-determined Price) Determination 2006;
- The Radiocommunications (Unacceptable Levels of Interference – 2.3 GHz Band) Determination 2009;
- Radiocommunications Advisory Guidelines (Registration of Devices under Spectrum Licences without an Interference Impact Certificate) 1998;
- The Radiocommunications Advisory Guidelines (Managing Interference from Transmitters – 2.3 GHz Band) 2009;
- The Radiocommunications Advisory Guidelines (Managing Interference to Receivers – 2.3 GHz Band) 2009;
- Radiocommunications (section 145(3) Certificates) Determination 2000;
- Radiocommunications (Trading Rules for Spectrum Licences) Determination 1998;
- Radiocommunications (Labelling) Determination 1997;
- Application form;
- Deed of Acknowledgment; and
- Form of Authority.
Questions about the allocation process may be directed to the Radiocommunications Licensing and Telecommunications Deployment Section by telephone on 1300 850 115 or by email to: LAIS@acma.gov.au