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Remaking the Radiocommunications (Cordless Communications Devices) Class Licence 2014

We are revising spectrum arrangements for cordless communications devices in Australia.

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    Consultation opened

    08 Apr 2024
  • 2

    Consultation closes

    13 May 2024

Key documents

The issue

The Radiocommunications (Cordless Communications Devices) Class Licence 2014 (the CCD class licence) authorises the use of certain frequency bands for cordless communications devices. This includes cordless telephones used in residential and commercial settings. However, it can also include wireless microphones and headsets. This instrument is due to sunset on 1 April 2025.

We are reviewing the CCD Class Licence to:

  1. Remove the authorisation to use 857–861 MHz and 861–865 MHz bands from 1 July 2024. This implements parts of The ACMA’s long-term strategy for the 803-960 MHz band decision paper. 
  2. Update arrangements in the 1880–1900 MHz band. This implements the outcomes of replanning the 1880–1920 MHz band.
  3. Remake the CCD class licence ahead of its sunsetting date of 1 April 2025. This ensures continuity of arrangements for cordless communications devices.

We are proposing to remake the CCD class licence prior to 1 July 2024. 

We are also proposing to amend the Radiocommunications Equipment (General) Rules 2021. This will ensure support for future digitally enhanced cordless telecommunications in the 1880–1900 MHz band.

Have your say

We invite your feedback on the issues raised in this consultation, or any other issues relevant to spectrum arrangements for cordless communications devices.

We welcome submissions by Monday 13 May 2024.

Make a submission

Use the ‘Upload submission’ button at the top of this page to send us your views.

Details for submissions by post are in the consultation paper.

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