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Draft Five-year spectrum outlook 2023–28

Help shape our spectrum management priorities and work program.

Now under review
Consultation number
FYSO 28 of 2023
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  • 1

    Consultation opened

    29 Mar 2023
  • 2

    Consultation closes

    12 May 2023

Key documents

On 14 April, we extended the submission deadline. The consultation now closes at COB Friday, 12 May 2023.

The draft Five-year spectrum outlook (FYSO) 2023–28* 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 2023–24 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
  • advancing a number of bands in the planning process, including adding 3 bands to the preliminary replanning stage: 1.5 GHz, the extended L-band (1518–1525 MHz and 1668–1675 MHz) and 1.9 GHz
  • gauging interest in the use of spectrum in the 2 GHz band for deploying MSS, and the availability of equipment to allow deployment to occur
  • progressing activities relating to spectrum licences due to expire between 2028 and 2032
  • completing television technical research and continuing to support radio planning and allocation activity, including radio technology trials.

We expect to publish the final FYSO 2023–28 in the first quarter of the 2023–24 financial year.

Have your say

We invite feedback on the draft Five-year spectrum outlook 2023–28.

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.


* The draft FYSO 2023–28 covers the 5 financial years from 2023–24 to 2027–28.

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