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Draft Five-year spectrum outlook 2022–27 – consultation 12/2022

Help shape our spectrum management priorities and work program

Now under review
Consultation number
IFC 12/2022
Days remaining 0 of 45 days
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    Consultation opens

    16 Mar 2022
  • 2

    Consultation closes

    29 Apr 2022

Key documents


The draft Five-year spectrum outlook 2022–27 (FYSO) provides a broad overview of trends that affect spectrum management and factors used to inform the ACMA's planning and spectrum allocation priorities.

The draft FYSO is a key part of our engagement with industry and the community on our spectrum management priorities.

The draft FYSO includes a detailed annual work program, with activities and milestones for the 2022–23 financial year. The work program is a requirement under section 28E of the Radiocommunications Act 1992.

The draft FYSO’s focus areas show that we are:

  • Continuing to implement planning outcomes for mid-band spectrum in the 3.4–4.0 GHz band to support the deployment of 5G services in Australia.
  • Gauging interest in the potential uses and support for regulatory arrangements for terahertz spectrum bands (100 GHz to 3 THz), which is the next frontier of lightly used spectrum.
  • Raising for discussion whether it is timely to consider the adequacy of existing regulatory arrangements for non-geostationary satellite orbit constellations, noting the strong domestic and global interest in deployments.
  • Undertaking a significant program of legislative instrument review, with over 30 radiocommunications instruments due to sunset on 1 April 2023.

We expect to publish the final FYSO 2022–27 in the first quarter of the 2022–23 financial year.

Have your say

We invite feedback on the draft Five-year spectrum outlook 2022–27.

Make a submission

Use the ‘Make a submission’ button at the top of this page to upload your submission.

Submissions by post can be sent to:

The Manager
Spectrum Licensing Policy Section
Australian Communications and Media Authority
PO Box 13112
Law Courts
Melbourne Vic 8010

Publication of submissions

Read about the ACMA’s policy regarding the publication of submissions.

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