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Mobile-Satellite services band plan (2 GHz) - Overview

Note: The Television Outside Broadcast Service (1980-2110 MHz and 2170-2300 MHz) Frequency Band Plan 2012 revoked this Band Plan on 26 March 2012.

On 23 April 2002, the Australian Communications Authority made a new Frequency Band Plan, the Mobile-Satellite Service (2 GHz) Frequency Band Plan 2002 (the MSS Band Plan). The MSS Band Plan came into effect on 1 May 2002.

The MSS Band Plan provides for the staged clearance of the 2 GHz MSS bands to facilitate the introduction of a new Mobile-Satellite Service (MSS) system. It also sets out the conditions that apply to the incumbent fixed link licensees who can continue to operate in the 2 GHz MSS bands.

Background

The frequency bands 1885 - 2025 MHz and 2110 - 2200 MHz are intended for use on a worldwide basis by administrations wishing to implement International Mobile Telecommunications-2000 (IMT-2000). Planning for IMT-2000 allows mobile services to be provided by both terrestrial networks and satellite networks. The frequency bands proposed for use by satellite networks (that is, the Mobile-Satellite Service or MSS) are:

  • 1980 - 2010 MHz (Earth-to-space),
  • 2170 - 2200 MHz (space-to-Earth).

View the Mobile-Satellite Service (2 GHz) Frequency Band Plan 2002 on the CommLaw website.

Last updated: 17 February 2014