ACMA to reconfigure 900 MHz band


Wednesday, 24 April, 2019


ACMA to reconfigure 900 MHz band

Reforms to the 890–915/935–960 MHz band (the 900 MHz band) are currently under consultation with the ACMA.

Optus, Telstra and Vodafone currently hold paired 8.4, 8.4 and 8.2 MHz apparatus licences respectively in this band. This configuration is not conducive for optimally efficient 3G and 4G services.

The ACMA previously consulted on approaches to reconfiguring the band, with two rounds of consultation in mid and late 2017. It has considered options for reconfiguring the band while concurrently mitigating risks to the continuity of consumer services.

The ACMA also notes the linkages between the reconfiguration of the 900 MHz band and the allocation of the 850 MHz expansion band (809–824/854–869 MHz). It said there is a unique opportunity to allocate the expansion band in the same process as the 900 MHz band.

Submissions to the reconfiguring the 900 MHz band consultation close on 24 May 2019.

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