On Friday 4 November 2011, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (the ACMA) hosted the Digital Dividend Auction Tune-up 2011 at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne. The event provided an opportunity for industry stakeholders to hear from the ACMA, the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (DBCDE) and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) on preparation work for the auction of radiofrequency spectrum in the 700 MHz (digital dividend) and 2.5 GHz bands. The Tune-up also provided industry stakeholders with an insight into the ACMA’s preliminary thinking around the development of auction rules and processes. There was a wide cross section of industry representatives and a high level of active participation and interaction.
At the Tune-up, Paul Zawa, General Manager, Enforcement and Compliance Division at the ACCC provided an overview on cartel conduct and joint ventures. Andrew Maurer, Assistant Secretary of the Spectrum and Wireless Services Branch within DBCDE provided Tune-up attendees with an overview of various policy related issues being considered by the government to facilitate the reallocation of 700 MHz and 2.5 GHz spectrum.
The ACMA presented on the various current work streams including general auction administration, the development of the auction rules, lot configurations for the auction and the auction format (combinatorial clock auction).
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