IFC 07/2009 - ACMA seeks industry comment on release of 3.6 GHz band for WAS | ACMA

IFC 07/2009 - ACMA seeks industry comment on release of 3.6 GHz band for WAS

ACMA seeks industry comment on release of 3.6 GHz band for WAS

Submissions received

The public consultation period for the discussion paper Release of the 3.6 GHz band for wireless access services (WAS) closed on 15 May 2009.

Twenty-one submissions were received by the ACMA. Public submissions can be viewed below.

One confidential submission was provided by:

  • Austar

Background

On 1 April 2009 the ACMA released the discussion paper entitled Release of the 3.6 GHz band for wireless access services (WAS). This paper was released in order to provide context and frame discussion for the ACMA and its stakeholders regarding the proposed release of the frequency range 3575-3700 MHz (the 3.6 GHz band) for WAS in regional and remote areas of Australia.

The discussion paper:

  • provides background on the release of the 3.6 GHz band and information on incumbency issues in the band;
  • outlines the technical issues under consideration to ensure appropriate, technology flexible, coordination criteria are developed for the introduction of WAS; and
  • outlines the regulatory policy and other issues associated with the release of the 3.6 GHz band, such as licensing arrangements and allocation mechanisms.

In order for the ACMA to make the 3.6 GHz band available for allocation in regional and remote areas of Australia, amendments to the following legislative instruments and technical document are proposed:

The discussion paper is available in PDF (970 kb) or Word (2.1 mb) formats.

Comments for this discussion paper and the proposed amendments to the legislative instruments and technical document listed closed on 15 May 2009.


The ACMA called for comments on the issues set out in the discussion paper and the proposed amendments to the legislative instruments and technical document listed above by 15 May 2009.

Responses were addressed to the ACMA as follows:

By mail:

Assistant Manager - WAS
Spectrum Planning Branch
Australian Communications and Media Authority
PO Box 78
BELCONNEN ACT 2616

By Fax:

02 6219 5133

By E-mail:

WAS-planning@acma.gov.au

Electronic submissions in Microsoft Word or rich-text format are preferred.

Media enquiries should be directed to media@acma.gov.au.

Any other enquiries may be directed to Nevio Marinelli on (02) 6219 5249 or by email to WAS-planning@acma.gov.au.

Last updated: 09 August 2016