More about "Australia"
Australian regulator puts 6 GHz, private 5G and satellite IoT on the agenda
Oct 13, 2021
by Richard Handford

ACMA is considering a change of use for the 6 GHz band, the 1.5 GHz band and 1880—1920 MHz. Read more...

Australian minister only partly follows competition authority’s advice on spectrum cap
Aug 19, 2021
by Richard Handford

Australian communications minister Paul Fletcher is not wholly acting on the advice of the country’s competition watchdog on setting a spectrum cap for a forthcoming auction. Read more...

Australian operators sell one another spectrum
Aug 12, 2021
by Richard Handford

Wireless wholesaler Dense Air has sold its 3.6 GHz holdings in Australia to local mobile network operator TPG Telecom and acquired TPG’s 2.6 GHz frequencies. Read more...

Australia cuts tax rate by up to 90 per cent for some higher bands
Jun 07, 2021
by Richard Handford

Australian regulator ACMA is to reduce the annual tax paid by some spectrum licensees above 5 GHz by 50—90 per cent as the current system is relatively expensive for those operating in higher bands compared with those using lower frequencies. Read more...

Australian minister chooses hybrid approach to 850/900 MHz assignment
May 06, 2021
by Richard Handford

The Australian government wants to reserve some frequencies for incumbent mobile operators in an auction of the 850 MHz and 900 MHz bands. Read more...

Australia’s 26 GHz auction raises $502 million
May 04, 2021
by Richard Handford

Australia’s auction of spectrum in the 26 GHz band was at the high end of such contests financially on an international basis, as the country’s mobile network operators (MNOs) eye 5G for fixed wireless as well as mobile services. Read more...

Australia offers a new take on mmWave licensing and usage fees
Sep 03, 2020
by Richard Handford

Australian regulator ACMA is proposing a new type of licence to allocate part of the 26 and 28 GHz bands as well as a break with the past in terms of how it calculates annual usage fees for the two bands. Read more...

Australia considers future of 600 MHz band
Aug 10, 2020
by Richard Handford

The prospect of a digital dividend from the 600 MHz band is at an early stage, although politicians are reportedly pushing for greater spectrum efficiency from TV broadcasters who are in turn highlighting potential disruption from changes to the band. Read more...

Australian regulator finds a lack of enthusiasm among key players for dynamic sharing regime
Jul 02, 2020
by Richard Handford

ACMA does "not intend to prioritise the development of a formal, ongoing dynamic spectrum access regime at this time” due to a lack of interest from spectrum holders, such as mobile network operators, the defence sector and satellite operators. Read more...

Australia shows how 5G can substitute for fixed broadband
May 20, 2020
by Richard Handford

The country’s three mobile operators are either using 5G as an alternative to the fixed broadband monopoly run by the state-owned National Broadband Network (NBN) or are considering doing so. Read more...