Proposed variation to the labelling requirements for spectrum licences
The ACMA is seeking the comments of interested stakeholders on proposals to amend the labelling requirements for spectrum-licensed transmitters located at communal sites. The proposed arrangements include:
- removing the requirement to affix a label identifying the device registration number on spectrum-licensed transmitters
- requiring spectrum licensees keep a record of transmitter details
- requiring spectrum licensees to provide a copy of the record as soon as practicable when requested by the ACMA
- encouraging spectrum licensees to clearly label each transmitter with identification or ownership details
- encouraging spectrum licensees to keep the Register of Radiocommunications Licences up to date by removing registration details of those devices that are no longer in use.
We look forward to hearing from interested stakeholders on these proposed arrangements and invite you to make a submission.
Consultation paper—Proposed changes to labelling requirements for spectrum licences
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The ACMA invites comment on its proposed amendments. Submissions should be made:
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Spectrum Outlook and Review Section
Australian Communications and Media Authority
PO Box 78
Belconnen ACT 2616
The closing date for submissions is Tuesday 9 April 2013.
Media enquiries should be directed to Emma Rossi on (02) 9334 7980 or by email to email@example.com.
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