Spectrum tune-up: New approaches to spectrum sharing | ACMA

Spectrum tune-up: New approaches to spectrum sharing


Event details

Date: 28 August 2019
Location: ACMA offices in Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney and Brisbane
Time: 9.15 am–1.30 pm

To attend the tune-up, please register using the form below.

About the tune-up

The ACMA is holding a spectrum tune-up event to discuss new and emerging approaches to sharing spectrum and their suitability for the Australian environment.

We will explore recent international developments in spectrum sharing and discuss why, how and under what circumstances similar arrangements might be adopted in Australia.

We will hear from a range of government and industry stakeholders on where the opportunities and benefits might lie, how sharing affects incumbent users and how shared access can be managed by industry operators and third parties.

Information paper

We have released the Spectrum sharing—overview and new approaches information paper to support discussion at the tune-up. The paper provides more information on traditional and new approaches to spectrum sharing, international developments and domestic options. We have also provided a set of questions that we are seeking comment on.

Spectrum tune-up agenda

9.15−9.30 am


Session 1: Facilitators

9.30−9.35 am

Welcome and opening comments
Convenor: James Cameron, Authority Member, ACMA

9.35−9.45 am

Policy environment and drivers
Cathy Rainsford, Assistant Secretary, Spectrum Branch, Department of Communications

9.45−10.00 am

Sharing in modern spectrum management
Chris Hose, Executive Manager, Spectrum Planning and Engineering Branch (SPEB), ACMA

10.00−10.30 am

Sharing approaches and example implementations
Chris Worley, Senior Engineer, SPEB, ACMA
Emran Amin, Radiocommunications Engineer, SPEB, ACMA

10.30−10.50 am

Industry perspectives: Solution providers
Jennifer McCarthy, Vice President Legal Advocacy, Federated Wireless

10.50−11.20 am


11.20–11.40 am


Session 2: Operators

11.40 am−12:00 pm

Industry perspectives: Fixed wireless broadband
Dainen Keogh, President, Wireless Internet Service Provider Association of Australia (WISPAU)

12:00−12.20 pm

Industry perspectives: Mobile wireless broadband
Chris Althaus, Chief Executive, Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA)

12.20−12.40 pm

Challenges, limitations and myths about shared access
David Murray, Director, Defence Spectrum Office

12.40−1:10 pm


1:10−1.20 pm

Concluding remarks and next steps
James Cameron

Join by phone

03 9963 6797 (conference ID: 60512177)

02 9334 7999 (conference ID: 60512177) 

07 3247 7199 (conference ID: 60512177) 

02 6219 5599 (conference ID: 60512177)

More information

For more information about this event and follow-up activities, contact Emran Amin (Emran.Amin@acma.gov.au, 03 9962 6875).

Last updated: 20 August 2019