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RLAN use in the 5 GHz and 6 GHz bands - consultation 12/2021

We are considering making parts of the 6 GHz band available for use by radio local area network (RLAN) equipment and updating their use in the 5 GHz band.

Submissions now public
Consultation number
IFC 12/2021
Days remaining 0 of 29 days
  • 1

    Open for comment

    07 Apr 2021
  • 2

    Consultation closes

    05 May 2021
  • 3

    Submissions published

    18 Jun 2021

Key documents

The issue

Internationally, many countries have been looking at making the 6 GHz band (5925–7125 MHz) available for use by radio local area network (RLAN) equipment. Some countries, including the US and UK, have already made changes to allow this equipment in the band. The main reason behind these changes is to enable use of devices using the next generation of wi-fi, known as ‘Wi-Fi 6e’.

We are consulting on the possibility of allowing RLAN equipment to operate in the 6 GHz band – or part of it – in Australia. We are also considering current arrangements for RLAN devices in part of the nearby 5 GHz band, to potentially reflect recent changes to international regulations.

Have your say

We invite comments on the issues set out in this discussion paper.

Submissions by post can be sent to:

The Manager

Spectrum Planning Section

Australian Communications and Media Authority

PO Box 78

Belconnen ACT 2616

Consultation enquiries can be emailed to

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