Mobile-Satellite services band plan (2 GHz) - Overview
Note: The Television Outside
Broadcast Service (1980-2110 MHz and 2170-2300 MHz) Frequency Band Plan
2012 revoked this Band Plan on 26 March 2012.
On 23 April 2002, the Australian Communications Authority made a new
Frequency Band Plan, the Mobile-Satellite Service (2 GHz) Frequency Band
Plan 2002 (the MSS Band Plan). The MSS Band Plan came into effect on 1 May
The MSS Band Plan provides for the staged clearance of the 2 GHz MSS bands
to facilitate the introduction of a new Mobile-Satellite Service (MSS) system.
It also sets out the conditions that apply to the incumbent fixed link
licensees who can continue to operate in the 2 GHz MSS bands.
The frequency bands 1885 - 2025 MHz and 2110 - 2200 MHz are intended for use
on a worldwide basis by administrations wishing to implement International
Mobile Telecommunications-2000 (IMT-2000). Planning for IMT-2000 allows mobile
services to be provided by both terrestrial networks and satellite networks.
The frequency bands proposed for use by satellite networks (that is, the
Mobile-Satellite Service or MSS) are:
- 1980 - 2010 MHz (Earth-to-space),
- 2170 - 2200 MHz (space-to-Earth).
View the Mobile-Satellite Service (2 GHz) Frequency Band Plan 2002 on the
Last updated: 17 February 2014