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Draft Frequency Band Plan for the 1900-1920 MHz and 2010-2025 MHz Bands

Note: The 1900-1920 MHz Frequency Band Plan 2012 revoked this Band Plan on 26 March 2012.

1900-1920 MHz and 2010-2025 MHz Bands Frequency Band Plan 2004

On 15 December 2004, the former ACA made a new Frequency Band Plan, the 1900-1920 MHz and 2010-2025 MHz bands Frequency Band Plan 2004. The Band Plan came into effect on 16 December 2004.

The Frequency Band Plan is introduced to enhance opportunities for apparatus licensing of Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) in the frequency bands 1900-1920 MHz and 2010-2025 MHz.

The objectives of the Frequency Band Plan are:

  • to promote the deployment of BWA by retaining the primary allocation for the mobile service and for the fixed service where used for point-to-multipoint applications in the 1900-1920 MHz and 2010-2025 MHz bands; and
  • to give priority to BWA by demoting the regulatory status of the allocation for fixed services where used for point-to-point applications from primary to secondary status in the 1900-1920 MHz and 2010-2025 MHz bands after 17 December 2005.

The secondary allocation to the fixed service where used for point-to-point applications in the 1900-1920 MHz and 2010-2025 MHz bands allows for continued use of these bands for this purpose where they do not affect the deployment of BWA.

View the 1900-1920 MHz and 2010-2025 MHz bands Frequency Band Plan 2004 (PDF 362 kb).

Development of frequency band plan for the 1900-1920 MHz and 2010-2025 MHz bands

In July 2004 the former ACA released a consultation paper, Deployment of Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) Services in the 2 GHz Band. The paper proposed, among other things, the making of a frequency band plan to enhance opportunities for apparatus licensing of BWA services in the 1900-1920 MHz band in regional and remote areas, and for the 2010-2025 MHz band in remote areas. There is currently an embargo on the assignment of any new services in these bands pending the outcome of consultation on the proposed former ACA initiatives (see Spectrum Embargoes - Embargo 38).

In October the former ACA released for comment a draft frequency band plan for the 1900-1920 MHz and 2010-2025 MHz bands. To assist with understanding and comment on the draft plan, the former ACA also developed from the above consultation paper a companion document detailing the rationale for the plan's development.

Before making a new frequency band plan, and as required by section 33 of the Radiocommunications Act 1992, the former ACA invited public comment on a draft band plan by notice in a special Gazette on 18 October 2004. The closing date for public comment was 19 November 2004.

The following is a list of organisations that provided comments. Non-confidential responses are provided below.

Details of the former ACA's response to comments received are contained in Summary and discussion of comments on the draft 1900-1920 MHz and 2010-2025 MHz Bands Frequency Band Plan 2004 (PDF 36 kb).

After consideration of comments received the former ACA decided to proceed with the making of the 1900-1920 MHz and 2010-2025 MHz bands Frequency Band Plan.

* The PDF documents within this page are provided in Acrobat pdf format, which requires the use of the Acrobat reader available free from www.adobe.com.

Last updated: 05 September 2017

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