RadComms event: 800 MHz tune‑up | ACMA

RadComms event: 800 MHz tune‑up

The RadComms spectrum tune-up on the 800 MHz implementation project, and the 400 MHz implementation project, has now concluded. It was delivered to all offices via videoconference on Tuesday, 31 October 2017, from 2.00–3.45 pm. 

800 MHz implementation project

In November 2015, the ACMA released a decision paperThe ACMA’s long-term strategy for the 803–960 MHz band for the future use of the 803–960 MHz band (the 800 MHz band) in Australia. This paper set out the decisions and implementation plan and marked the conclusion of the 800 MHz band review (803–960 MHz) that began in 2011 as the first major revision of arrangements in this important spectrum band.

This decisions paper set out the proposed changes to the band. As some of these affect a large number of stakeholders, the implementation plan has been formulated to consist of six milestones spread out over a number of years:

  • Milestone 1—compliance end date: 30 June 2019
    •  Concerning services in the 849–852 MHz frequency segment
  •  Milestones 2 and 3—compliance end date: 30 June 2021
    • Concerning services in the 852–857 MHz paired with 928–933 MHz frequency segment
  • Milestones 4, 5 and 6—compliance end date: 30 June 2024
    • Concerning services in the 820–825 MHz paired with 865–870 MHz and 857–865 MHz frequency segment.

The tune-up provided information on the band review and provided an opportunity for stakeholders to gain more information on the 800 MHz implementation policy and the impact of various milestones on their apparatus licenses.

The presentation also included an update on the 400 MHz implementation project, which is in its final milestone of compliance.

Download the presentation (PPTX, 2 MB).


2.00 pm

Welcome and opening comments

2.15 pm

400 MHz implementation
An overview of the 400 MHz implementation project and a progress update.
Speakers: Udana Athuraliya (Project Manager)

803–960 MHz overview
An overview of the 800 MHz band review and implementation policy.
Speakers: Chris Worley (Senior Engineer)

2.45 pm

800 MHz licensee compliance requirements and timeframes
Speakers: Udana Athuraliya (Project Engineer)

3.15 pm

Questions and discussion

3.45 pm


More information

For more information, contact Udana Athuraliya on 800MHzImplementation@acma.gov.au or (03) 9963 6818.

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