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RSM to replan 3.5 GHz allocation

03 August, 2016

New Zealand's Radio Spectrum Management (RSM) has suspended the fourth round of 3.5 GHz allocation and established a technical working group for the replanning of the band.

Signal jammer imports banned

15 June, 2016

The importation of mobile phone jammers and GPS jammers is now prohibited after an amendment to Customs regulations.

Labelling of radio equipment

02 May, 2016

Radio equipment supplied in Australia and New Zealand must comply with the relevant labelling requirements, under a simplified regime that took effect from 1 March 2016.

Radio Spectrum Management monthly update

02 May, 2016

New Zealand calls for ideas for the use of 174–230 MHz, warns about LED streetlight RF noise and issues notice on digital fixed services above 5.9 GHz.

FCC quashes TETRA on public safety bands

28 April, 2016

A US Federal Communications Commission ruling has effectively prohibited the use of TETRA systems on public safety 800 and 700 MHz bands.

ACMA primer on third-party authorisations

06 April, 2016

Third-party authorisations are sometimes a source of confusion, so the ACMA has prepared some guidance on how to submit them.

Govt to adopt Spectrum Review recommendations

27 August, 2015

The federal government has announced its response to the Spectrum Review undertaken by the Department of Communications in conjunction with the Australian Communications and Media Authority.

Monthly spectrum update from RSM New Zealand

10 August, 2015

RSM New Zealand has announced several small updates to spectrum regulations and detailed another conviction for illegal use of RF dog tracking equipment.

ACMA enhances spectrum auction capabilities

03 August, 2015

The ACMA has signed a multiyear contract with US-based Power Auctions for the provision of software for conducting spectrum auctions.

Authorities crack down on unlicensed mobile phone repeaters

07 May, 2015

The ACMA and New South Wales Fair Trading have warned consumers about the use of unlicensed mobile phone repeaters, with Fair Trading serving a cease-and-desist order on the largest internet supplier of repeaters, Mobile Repeaters Australia (MRA).

Sydney's rail radio black spots remain due to upgrade delays

19 August, 2014

Documents obtained under freedom of information laws show that radio black spots remain on Sydney's rail network, more than 11 years after the Waterfall train disaster.

Timing of digital dividend auction payments

27 March, 2013

Ministerial direction requires ACMA to issue notices to successful bidders for final payments in the second half of 2014.

ACMA warns amateur radio operators after breach of Act

18 January, 2012

The ACMA warns that all amateur licensees should be aware of and must operate in accordance with the Act after a man used his unlicensed equipment to jam radio frequencies.

In-flight phone calls approved

18 January, 2010

The Australian Communications and Media Authority has released a discussion paper containing proposals for establishing radiocommunications licensing arrangements for in-flight mobile communications on aircraft.

Radiofrequency plan out for comment

29 September, 2008

The ACMA has released a draft of a new Australian Radiofrequency Spectrum Plan for public comment. When completed, this will replace the current spectrum plan developed in January 2005.

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