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Consultation on draft direction to use 3.5 GHz band spectrum for the NBN spectrum gap

The Minister has directed the ACMA to have in place arrangements, by 30 April 2015, to issue apparatus licences in the 3.5 GHz frequency band (3400 to 3600 MHz) for the NBN fixed wireless network in the metro fringe of the mainland capital cities. 

Why we want your input

To know how the changes will affect you.

How you can voice your opinion

Tell us what you think in a written submission.

What will be the outcome of this consultation?

The ACMA to have in place arrangements to issue apparatus licences in the 3.5 GHz frequency band for NBN fixed wireless in the metro fringe.

The Issue

The Minister has directed the ACMA to have in place arrangements, by 30 April 2015, to issue apparatus licences in the 3.5 GHz frequency band (3400 to 3600 MHz) for the NBN fixed wireless network in the metro fringe of the mainland capital cities. This follows the NBN Co Fixed Wireless and Satellite Review.  NBN Co would pay a market rate for the spectrum.

Relevant Documentation

Draft Direction

Published 21st Aug 2014

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Draft Direction to use 3.5 GHz band spectrum for the NBN spectrum gap

Draft Explanatory Statement for the Draft Direction

Published 21st Aug 2014

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Draft Explanatory Statement for the Draft Direction

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21 Aug 2014 09:00 AEST
22 Sep 2014 17:00 AEST
Closed
This consultation is closed.

Submissions

Wireless Institute of Australia
Australian Subscription Television and Radio Association (ASTRA)
Broadband Today Alliance (BTA)
Document
Gary Beech
Document
Ian McDonald
Document
NBN Co Limited
Document
Optus
Document
Roger Harrison
Document
Telstra
Document
Wayne Freeman
Document