WRC-15 Industry debrief | ACMA

WRC-15 Industry debrief

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The ACMA held an industry debrief on the outcomes of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 (WRC-15) on Tuesday 8 March 2016 at Doltone House, Parkview, Darling Island Wharf, Sydney.

WRC-15 was held in Geneva from 2–27 November 2015 and resulted in significant changes to the spectrum allocations and regulatory aspects of the Radio Regulations—the international treaty governing the use of radiofrequency spectrum and satellite orbits. The debrief focused on the outcomes of WRC-15 and the implications for spectrum management and radiocommunications services in Australia.

The industry debrief was attended by 60 people with representatives from the Australian delegation providing a comprehensive overview on the outcomes of all WRC-15 agenda items. A dominant feature of WRC-15 was the agenda for the next conference to be held in 2019 and the industry debrief included a discussion on the new agenda items for WRC-19.

Follow the links in the table below to view presentations from the ACMA WRC-15 Industry debrief.



Agenda item 1.1—IMT candidate bands
Agenda item 1.2—Region 1 694–790 MHz mobile
Agenda item 1.3—Broadband public protection and disaster relief
Agenda item 9.1.7—Spectrum management guidelines for emergency and disaster relief
Agenda item 1.4—Amateur service secondary allocation 5 250–5 450 kHz 
Agenda item 1.5—Unmanned aircraft systems 
Agenda item 1.6—Primary allocation to the FSS 10–17 GHz 
Agenda item 1.7—Review of the band 5 091–5 150 MHz by the FSS 
Agenda item 1.8—Earth stations located on board vessels 
Agenda item 1.9—FSS and MSS 7 150–8 500 MHz 
Agenda item 1.10—MSS 22–26 GHz 
Agenda item 1.11—EESS primary uplink allocation 7–8 GHz 
Agenda item 1.12—Extension of worldwide allocation to the EESS


Agenda item 1.13—Review of RR No. 5.268 space research service 
Agenda item 1.14—Review of coordinated universal time (UTC) 
Agenda item 1.15—Spectrum demands for on-board communication stations in the maritime mobile service 
Agenda item 1.16—Regulatory provisions and possible spectrum allocations for new Automatic Identification System 
Agenda item 1.17—Spectrum and regulatory requirements to support wireless avionics intra-communications (WAIC) 
Agenda item 1.18—Radiolocation for automotive applications in 77.5–78.0 GHz 
Agenda item 2—Incorporation by reference 
Agenda item 4—Review of resolutions and recommendations 
Agenda item 7—Satellite issues
Agenda item 8—Deletion of country footnotes 
Agenda item 9.1.1—Protection of the systems operating in the mobile-satellite service in the band 406–406.1 MHz 
Agenda item 9.1.2—Studies on possible reduction of the coordination arc 
Agenda item 9.1.3—Use of satellite orbits/frequencies to deliver international public telecommunication services in developing countries
Agenda item 9.1.4—Updating and rearrangement of the Radio Regulations 
Agenda item 9.1.6—Definitions of fixed service, fixed station and mobile station 
Agenda item 9.1.5—FSS earth stations in 3 400–4 200 MHz, for aircraft and distribution of meteorological information in Region 1 


Agenda item 9.1.8—Regulatory aspects for nano- and pico-satellites 
Agenda item 9.2—On any difficulties or inconsistencies encountered in the application of the Radio Regulations (non-ESOMPs) 
Agenda item ESOMPs—Earth Stations on mobile platforms 
Agenda item GFT—Global Flight Tracking 
Agenda item 10—New agenda items (WRC–19) 
Domestic preparatory processes for WRC–19 


Last updated: 25 February 2016