- 1Open for comment14 May 2020
- 2Consultation closes08 Jul 2020
We propose to recommend that the Minister make one or more re-allocation declarations for the re‑allocation of the 850/900 MHz band by issuing spectrum licences across all of Australia (excluding the mid-west Radio Quiet Zone).
The proposal follows extensive consultation with stakeholders and the consideration of reform options for spectrum in the 850/900 MHz band, to enable it to be used for 4G and 5G mobile broadband services. We believe that:
- the best way to achieve reconfiguration of the 850/900 MHz band is to re-allocate the spectrum and undertake a price-based allocation of spectrum licences.
- 2 MHz of spectrum should be allocated to accommodate the future downshift of spectrum licences in the adjacent 850 MHz band.
In accordance with the Radiocommunications Act 1992, we have prepared a written notice setting out the terms of the draft recommendation. We have also prepared a draft spectrum re-allocation recommendation consultation paper. These are available in the key documents section.
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We welcome comments from potentially-affected apparatus licensees and other interested stakeholders on the proposed terms set out in the notice and on any other matters raised in the consultation paper.
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Major Spectrum Allocations Section
Australian Communications and Media Authority
PO Box 78
Belconnen ACT 2616