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New arrangements for low interference potential devices - consultation 35/2022

We invite comments on the Draft Radiocommunications (Low Interference Potential Devices) Class Licence Variation 2022 (No. 2).

Status
Open
Consultation number
IFC 35/2022
Closing in 15 days (19 December 2022)
In progress
  • 1

    Consultation opened

    21 Oct 2022
  • 2

    Consultation closes

    19 Dec 2022

Key documents

Extension of closing date

This consultation has been extended by 2 weeks. Originally closing on 5 December, we will now accept submissions until 19 December. Note that no further extensions beyond this date will be possible.

The issue

We want to make this variation to:

  • support new technology applications
  • bring Australia into line with international arrangements.

We propose to include the new arrangements in the Radiocommunications (Low Interference Potential Devices) Class Licence 2015 (LIPD class licence).

The updates cover new arrangements for:

  • radiocommunications receivers communicating with satellites in the 915–928 MHz and 2400–2483.5 MHz bands
  • frequency-hopping radiocommunications transmitters in the 5925–6425 MHz band
  • radio local area network (RLAN) radiocommunications transmitters in the 5150–5250 MHz band.

We also want to:

  • introduce a definition of ‘indoor’
  • include additional technical limitations on the use of RLAN devices in the 5925–6425 MHz band.

We are also starting a discussion on:

  • future variations to facilitate wireless multi-channel audio system technologies for wireless microphones
  • the use of wireless broadband spectrum in underground mines
  • expanded use of radiocommunications receivers communicating with satellites in the 915–928 MHz and 2400–2483.5 MHz bands.

Have your say

We would like your views on the issues raised in this consultation, or any other issues about the LIPD class licence.

Publication of submissions

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