Spectrum auctions list | ACMA

Spectrum auctions list

This page lists all complete, current and future auctions of radiofrequency spectrum bands staged by The Australian Communications and Media Authority (the ACMA) and its predecessors, as well as proposed auctions of specific bands. The table immediately below is the key to the status codes assigned to each auction in the list.

This status

means that the band...

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Proposed

is being considered for possible auction

band information and consultations

Future

is to be sold at auction at the indicated date

band and auction information, consultations, applicant packs and technical frameworks

Current

is currently being sold at auction

band and auction information, consultations, applicant packs, technical frameworks and current bidding

Complete-residual

has been partially sold at auction with ongoing sale of remaining lots

band and auction information, consultations, applicant packs, technical frameworks and information on current and past application rounds

Complete

has been sold completely at auction

band and auction information, consultations, applicant packs, technical frameworks and historical bidding information

MHz

Band

Description

Allocation Identifier*

Status

Auction Year

Auction Summary

2300

2.3 GHz

Multipoint Distribution Station - Apparatus licence

A1

Complete

1994

Details

2300

2.3 GHz

Multipoint Distribution Station - Apparatus licence

A2

Complete

1995

Details

500

500 MHz

Land Mobiles

B1

Complete

1997

Details

800

800 & 1800 MHz

PCS allocation

C1

Complete

1998

Details

800

800 & 1800 MHz

PCS allocation

C2

Complete

1998

Details

800

800 MHz

PCS allocation

C3

Complete

1999

Details

28000

28/31 GHz

Broadband wireless access

D1

Complete

1999

Details

800

800 MHz

Trunked Land Mobile Services (TLMS) Apparatus Licences (PDF, 39 kb)

C4 

Complete

1999

Details

1800

1.8 GHz

PCS 2000

C5

Complete

2000

Details

2300

2.3 GHz

Multipoint Distribution Station Conversion

A3

Complete

2000

Details

3400

3.4 GHz

Fixed Wireless Access

E1

Complete

2000

Details

2700

27 GHz

Broadband wireless access

F1

Complete

2000

Details

2000

2 GHz

3rd Generation Mobiles

G1

Complete

2001

Details

800

800 MHz

Remaining Regional & Remote 800 MHz

C6

Complete

2001

Details

11700

11.7-12.2 GHz

Space Licences

H1

Complete

2001

Details

87

87/88 MHz

LPON - 1st allocation

I1

Complete

2001

Details

2010

2010-2025 MHz

Broadband wireless access

J1

Complete

2006

Details

1900

1.9 GHz

Wireless Access Services

K1

Complete

2007

Details

3600

3.6 GHz

Wireless Access Services

L1

Complete

2009/10

Details

2300

2.3 GHz

Wireless Access Services

A4

Complete

2011

Details

27000

26.5-27.5 GHz

27 GHz - residual lots

F2

Complete

2012

Details

700

703-803 MHz

Digital Dividend

M1

Complete

2013

Details

2500

2.5 GHz

2500 - 2690 MHz

N1

Complete

2013

Details
1800 1800 MHz 1800 MHz Regional C7

Complete

2016

Details
 700

738-748 MHz
733-738 MHz

700 MHz - residual lots M2 Complete 2017 Details
1800 1800 MHz 1800 MHz Regional - Multiband residual lots auction C8 Current 2017 Details
2000 2 GHz 2 GHz - Multiband residual lots auction G2 Current 2017 Details
2300 2.3 GHz 2.3 GHz - Multiband residual lots auction A5 Current 2017 Details
3400 3.4 GHz 3.4 GHz - Multiband residual lots auction   E2  Current  2017  Details 

* Indicates the number of allocations for that band up to, and including, that Auction year. For example, C6 in the Spectrum auctions list means the sixth allocation in the 800/1800 MHz band. The table below provides the identifying letter for each band.

Identifier

Band

Identifier

Band

Identifier

Band

A

2.3 GHz

F

27 GHz

K

1.9 GHz

B

500 MHz

G

2 GHz

L

3.6 GHz

C

800/1800 MHz

H

11.7–12.2 GHz

M

730–803 MHz

D

28/31

I

87/88 MHz

N

2.5 GHz

E

3.4 GHz

J

2010–2025 MHz

 

 

Updated: 16 November 2017

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