The ACMA is seeking the views of interested stakeholders to inform its development of a longer term spectrum management strategy for the 1800 MHz band. As part of the consultation, the ACMA has released a consultation paper for comment entitled, '1800 MHz - a shared strategy', and will release a series of three issues papers focusing on:

  • a proposal to make 1800 MHz spectrum in regional and remote areas available for use in the short term via public telecommunications service (PTS) apparatus licences;
  • a proposal to develop arrangements to encourage greater spectrum sharing within and between industries; and
  • a proposal considering the possible future expansion of spectrum licensing arrangements in regional and remote areas.

Public comment is invited until the closing date for the final issues paper, which is expected to close at the end of the second quarter of 2013.

For more information, please see the ACMA Media Release.