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Technical frameworks for spectrum licences

Technical frameworks help us manage spectrum licences. There is a technical framework for each frequency band. 

Technical frameworks

Each frequency band under a spectrum licence has a technical framework.

These frameworks include:

  • the main licence conditions
  • the level of interference that is unacceptable when you register a device
  • advisory guidelines

We develop technical frameworks with industry working groups. This generally happens before we give new spectrum licences. 

We may change the framework if all licence holders in the band agree.

Technical frameworks for each frequency band




700 MHz

Mobile voice and broadband

700 MHz technical framework

850/900 MHz

Mobile voice and broadband

850/950 MHz technical framework

1800 MHz

Mobile voice and broadband

1800 MHz technical framework

2 GHz

Mobile voice and broadband

2 GHz technical framework

2.3 GHz

Mobile voice and broadband

2.3 GHz technical framework

2.5 GHz

Mobile voice and broadband

2.5 GHz technical framework

2.5 GHz mid-band

Television outside broadcasting

2.5 GHz mid-band technical framework

3.4 GHz

Mobile voice and broadband

3.4 GHz technical framework

20/30 GHz Defence 20/30 GHz technical framework
26 GHz Fixed/mobile broadband 26 GHz technical framework

General Information and resources

Document Links

Know your obligations (Spectrum Licensing)


Spectrum Licensing Technical Frameworks – Information Paper

PDF (984 kB)

DOC (1.5 MB)

Details on Interference Impact Certificates (IICs)

Radiocommunications (Conditions of Interference Impact Certificates) Determination 2021

Trading rules for spectrum licences

Radiocommunications (Trading Rules for Spectrum Licences) Determination 2023

Online tool for HCIS-to-Placemark conversion


Australian Spectrum Map Grid – Shapefiles

ASMG 2012 GDA94 (zipped shapefile)

ASMG 2012 AGD66 (zipped shapefile)

Australian Spectrum Map Grid – Illustration

PDF (2 MB)

DOC (2.5 MB)


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