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ACMA auctions licences in the 2.3 GHz band

ACMA media release 63/2011- 13 July

On Wednesday 13 July 2011, the Australian Communications and Media Authority successfully auctioned forty spectrum licences in the 2.3 GHz band. The licences were for residual lots in specified regional and remote areas of Australia.

The highest bidders bid a total of $1,671,350 for the forty licences. The names of the successful applicants and total bid prices are below:

Name of Applicant

Number of Licences

Total Amount

NBN Co Limited



Telstra Corporation Ltd



BKAL Pty Ltd



A further eight spectrum licences in the 2.3 GHz band will be offered to BKAL Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of Unwired Australia Pty Ltd at the pre-determined price. BKAL Pty Ltd was the only applicant for these licences.

Information about the release of the residual lots in the 2.3 GHz band is available on the ACMA website.

For more information or to arrange an interview please contact: Media Manager, on (02) 9334 7719, 0434 652 063 or

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Last updated: 01 November 2013