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Spectrum Authority
Australian Communication and Media Authority

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Canberra Central Office
Purple Building, Benjamin Offices, Chan Street,
PO Box 78
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Spectrum Policy and Planning  Introduction

The ACMA has responsibility for planning and managing the parts of the radiofrequencyspectrum. The ACMA aims to increase the range and diversity of broadcasting services and to provide audiences with better access to those services. It continues to increase access to analog radio and television services while at the same time facilitates the roll out of digital services.
There can be no more than three commercial television licenses in a market until after a date specified by Government proclamation (currently 2006) but no such limit applies to the allocation of new commercial or community radio licenses. These licenses may be allocated to any suitable person. New commercial broadcasting services are allocated by a price-based system.

Community licenses are allocated on a merit-based system.
The ACMA has determined a class license for subscription radio broadcasting, subscription radio or television narrowcasting and open radio or television narrowcasting. A person or company intending to provide any such service can commence operations straight away, although they must comply with the conditions of their particular class license.


In response to unexpectedly strong market demand, ACMA has decided to use a price-basedallocation process for fixed (point to multipoint station) apparatus licenses for broadband wireless access services in the 1.9 GHz band.
The frequencies to be allocated are in the 1900-1920 MHz frequency range.
Where demand exceeds supply, ACMA will adopt a price-based allocation system (allowable under s.106 of the Radiocommunications Act 1992) rather than use a first-in-time allocation process. In the meantime, ACMA will not issue apparatus licenses for broadband wireless access services in the 1.9 GHz band under the first-in-time process.
Under the price-based allocation model, license applications are assessed at a closing date(scheduled every three months) and an open-outcry auction is held whereapplications demonstrate that demand exceeds supply.
If there is only one potential licensee for a particular area, that license will be made available at
a reserve price, yet to be determined.

Radio Frequency Register
The register is intended to be a handy source of reference information on radiocommunicationsservices. Information gathered via this interface is on a real-time basis. Each search is generally
limited to 50 results per page, with an overall limit of approximately 5000 results per search,depending upon the particular options used.
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