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Response to implementation of the Spectrum Pricing Review - consultation 39/2020

This paper responds to the submissions we received through the implementation of the Spectrum Pricing Review process.

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Consultation number
IFC 39/2020
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  • 1

    Open for comment

    16 Dec 2020
  • 2

    Consultation closed

    18 Feb 2021
  • 3

    Submissions published

    09 Apr 2021
  • 4

    Outcome Published

    09 Apr 2021

Key documents


We received 15 submissions from various industry sectors responding to the proposals in the paper. We would like to thank all submitters for their contribution to the consultation.

Most submitters expressed support for the proposals put forward, and some submitters also raised the need for further reforms.

We are currently considering the submissions.

Original consultation: The issue

Spectrum pricing, along with licensing, planning and technical regulation, is a way to manage spectrum for the benefit of all Australians. This paper is part of our Spectrum Pricing Review process, which focuses on implementation of 3 of the 11 recommendations of the Spectrum Pricing Review.

We consulted with stakeholders in March this year and invited submissions on our proposed spectrum pricing guidelines and focus areas for our work program.

This new consultation paper is the chance for you to comment on our response to the submissions and our proposed work program of changes to apparatus licence taxes. As part of that work program, the ACMA is proposing reductions for services in frequency ranges above 5 GHz.

Have your say

The ACMA invites comments on the issues set out in this paper.

Make a submission

Use the ‘Upload a submission’ button at the top of this page to send us your views.

Submissions by post can be sent to:

The Manager
Economics Advisory
Australian Communications and Media Authority
PO Box 13112 Law Courts
Melbourne Victoria 8010

Consultation enquiries can be emailed to

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