Minister Conroy has issued a direction to the ACMA to issue notices for payment to successful bidders in the digital dividend auction in the second half of 2014. This provides winning bidders with additional time to pay for digital dividend spectrum. The combinatorial clock auction commencement date has been extended to 23 April 2013 to provide auction participants with additional time to consider this change when formulating bidding strategies.

For more information, please see the DBCDE press release.

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (Spectrum Licence Allocation – Combinatorial Clock Auction – Eligibility Deadline and Payment Terms) Direction 2013 is available here.

The ACMA notice giving effect to these changes is available here.

To access the Applicant information package for the digital dividend auction click here.