ACMA issues licences for 3.4–4 GHz band
ACMA issues licences for 3.4–4 GHz band in remote areas
Peter Clee - VK8ZZ
A significant proportion was previously allocated to the Amateur Service, but from July 2015, operation on frequencies between 3400 and 3575 MHz were prohibited in many parts of Australia (basically all major population centres). Operation was still permitted in country and remote areas. In 2022/23 the majority of the 3.4 - 4.0GHz was removed from the ACMA Amateur Licence Conditions Determination for the whole of Australia.
According to the latest ACMA LCD the band 3.3GHz to 3.4GHz is currently an Amateur Allocation on a secondary basis.
The ACMA sold off the 3.4GHZ - 3.6GHz spectrum to commercial users by way of a public ballot.
The ACMA has successfully completed the allocation process for area wide licences in the 3.4–4.0 GHz band in remote areas of Australia.
31 companies applied for spectrum in this allocation with each company successfully securing spectrum. Licences were issued to resource companies, companies providing public and private telecommunications services and government organisations.
The remote allocation process was the first tranche of allocation activity undertaken as part of the ACMA’s wider allocation of mid band spectrum.
Further background on the mid band allocation can be found at this Link
Page Last Updated: Saturday, 18 Nov 2023 at 13:13 hours by Peter Clee
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