Five-year Spectrum Outlook 2009–2013
On 31 July 2008, the ACMA brought to a close the consultation period that followed the release of the draft Five-year Spectrum Outlook 2009–2013 in April. The ACMA sought comments and feedback on the information in this document and the value of the initiative, as well as information from stakeholders on spectrum demands or issues that may not have been included in the draft document.
The purpose of this paper is to outline the ACMA’s assessment of the demand for different parts of the radiofrequency spectrum and facilitate discussion with stakeholders about:
- emerging pressures for changes to the approach used to manage spectrum; and
- the ACMA’s proposed approaches to address these issues.
The paper consolidates the fundamental issues affecting key radiocommunications services over the next five years, and outlines ACMA’s preliminary thoughts on how to address these issues. Based on these thoughts, the ACMA has drafted indicative spectrum management work programs. The paper also identifies spectrum requirements that could arise for radiocommunications services beyond 2014.
A total of 49 submissions were received to the paper. The ACMA is currently considering the comments received, and expects to publish a finalised version of the paper in early 2009. Once finalised, this is intended to be a ‘living document’ that is open to industry feedback at any time. The ACMA plans to update and publish this document on an annual basis to take account of changing priorities and demands.
Enquiries about the paper may be directed to Juan Pablo Casetta on (02) 6219 5567 or by email to email@example.com.
On page 69 of the paper (section 5.6.1), there is an error in the second paragraph of text. The paragraph should read:
The RNSS allocations at 1164–1610 MHz are currently used for global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) such as the US’s Global Positioning System (GPS) and Russia’s GLONASS. These systems enable aeronautical, seaborne and terrestrial receivers to calculate their own position on the Earth by performing multilateration on time signals received from a number of satellites belonging to the GPS or GLONASS constellation.
This error has been corrected in the version of the paper now available to download.
18 April 2008