800–900 MHz band: implementation of arrangements to support Milestone 1 | ACMA

800–900 MHz band: implementation of arrangements to support Milestone 1

Consultation closes: 05 July 2018

IFC: 21/2018

Outcome of this consultation

Outcome
The consultation process resulted in updates to the 800 MHz and 900 MHz band plans, and RALI FX 11. These include:

  • Amended RALI FX 11 – Studio to transmitter links and sound outside broadcasting links in the 800 MHz band
  • Amended RALI MS 40 – Frequency plan for services in the 800 MHz band
  • Amended RALI MS 41 – Frequency plan for services in the 900 MHz band.


Submissions
The ACMA received zero submissions to this consultation. Further information will be available on this page when the RALI updates are finalised. 

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Document

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Draft RALI FX 11—Studio to transmitter links and sound outside broadcasting links in the 800 MHz band

212 kB

Draft RALI MS 40—Frequency plan for services in the 800 MHz band

330 kB

Draft RALI MS 41—Frequency plan for services in the 900 MHz band

309 kB

Executive summary

The ACMA is seeking comment from interested stakeholders on proposed changes to planning arrangements to support the next stage of the implementation of the 803–960 MHz band review (the review).

The ACMA is proposing to update the following planning documents:

  • RALI FX 11—Studio to transmitter links and sound outside broadcasting services in the 900 MHz band
  • RALI MS 40—Frequency plan for services in the 800 MHz band
  • RALI MS 41—Frequency plan for services in the 900 MHz band

The proposed updates are to change the allocation for sound outside broadcast links from primary to secondary, in the frequency range 850.5–852 MHz. This is in line with The ACMA’s long-term strategy for the 803-960 MHz band (the decision paper).

In addition, the ACMA proposes to update the 800 MHz and 900 MHz band plans (RALIs MS 40 and MS 41) to include all the incremental spectrum allocation changes through to the end of the implementation process on 1 July 2024. These proposed changes align with the implementation plan (detailed in section 3.3 of the decision paper) and will provide spectrum users with a clear indication of when services will need to vacate specific frequency segments and when particular allocations will come to an end.

The proposed changes will not affect the milestone dates detailed in the decision paper.

Minor house-keeping editorials are also proposed to ensure the currency of the planning documents.

This is the third iteration of the implementation of the review outcomes. Further incremental changes will be made to various planning documents in accordance with the transitional milestones as detailed in the decision paper.


Opportunity to provide feedback
The ACMA is seeking your comments on the proposed changes to planning arrangements to support the implementation of the 803-960 MHz band review. Please note that ‘tracked changes’ have been enabled in the planning documents under consultation to identify where updates have been made.