Release of the 2.3 GHz band – residual lots | ACMA

Release of the 2.3 GHz band – residual lots

The ACMA has commenced an allocation process for residual lots (spectrum licences) in the 2302–2400 MHz (2.3 GHz) band in specified regional and remote areas of Australia.

On 21 April 2011, the ACMA announced that the residual lots would be allocated. The call for applications closed on 1 June 2011.

Register of applicants

The ACMA has received applications from three companies for residual lots in the 2.3 GHz band. Details of each applicant and a list of the residual lots are contained in the ACMA’s Register of applicants.

The allocation process

The allocation of these spectrum licences will be completed through two different allocation methods. Lots for which there is more than one applicant will be auctioned using an open ascending bid auction (also known as ‘English outcry’ auction). Lots for which there is only one applicant will be allocated at a pre-determined price.

On 13 July 2011, the ACMA successfully auctioned forty spectrum licences in the 2.3 GHz band. The names of the successful applicants and the price bid for each spectrum lot are available.

Relevant documents

Technical, administrative and legislative documents relevant to the release of the 2.3 GHz – residual lots include:


Questions about the allocation process may be directed to the Radiocommunications Licensing and Telecommunications Deployment Section by telephone on 1300 850 115 or by email to:

Last updated: 15 September 2016