- 1Consultation opened16 Aug 2023
- 2Consultation closed20 Sep 2023
There has been growing interest in the 1427–1518 MHz, 1518–1525 MHz and 1668–1675 MHz frequency ranges (collectively referred to as the 1.5 GHz band) to provide support for new services, including wireless broadband and mobile satellite services. In response to these developments, in May 2022, the ACMA released the Review of the 1.5 GHz band discussion paper.
Following on from that consultation, we are now seeking feedback on options to support use of the 1518–1525 MHz and 1668–1675 MHz frequency ranges (commonly referred to as the extended L-band) by mobile satellite services. We are also considering an expedited process to implement these arrangements by also consulting on the necessary amendments to the Radiocommunications (Communication with Space Object) Class Licence 2015.
A Notice about these proposed changes to the class licence has been published under section 136 of the Radiocommunications Act 1992 in the Government Gazette and is also available in the key documents box.
Have your say
We welcome comments from interested stakeholders on any of the issues raised in the consultation paper. We specifically invite feedback on:
- the desirable planning outcomes for the review of the extended L-band
- the options identified, and whether there are any alternative options
- the ACMA’s assessment of options
- the ACMA’s preliminary preferred approach, including the proposed draft amendments to the Radiocommunications (Communication with Space Object) Class Licence 2015.
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Submissions by post can be sent to:
Wireless Broadband Section
Australian Communications and Media Authority
PO Box 78
Belconnen ACT 2616
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