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3.5 GHz Spectrum Review – make way for the NBN!

Date : 23 / 08 / 2014
Author : Roger Harrison - VK2ZRH

The Minister for Communications, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, has issued a draft Direction to the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) to enable licensing in the 3.5 GHz band for use in the National Broadband Network (NBN) around the major mainland cities.

A 25 MHz block at 3400-3425 MHz and a 50 MHz block at 3492.5-3542.5 MHz, are specified in the draft Direction document.

The draft Direction requires the ACMA to take all necessary steps by 30 April 2015 to be in a position to issue apparatus licences after that date, for the purposes of the NBN.

The Department of Communications is seeking public comment on the Minister’s draft Direction and an accompanying Explanatory Statement via its website at this Link


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