ACMA invites submission of interest for 800MHz/1800MHz spectrum

11 Jul 2011

The Australian Media and Communications Authority (ACMA) has called for expressions of interest for spectrum in the 800MHz and 1800MHz bands which is due to expire in 2013 and 2015 respectively. With the regulator noting that this was the ‘first step in the process for possible re-issue or re-allocation of expiring spectrum licences’, it has published two separate notices on the government’s gazette website regarding each band of spectrum in line with the requirements of Radiocommunications Act 1992. Alongside spectrum holders being prompted to reconsider applications for renewing spectrum allocations, the notices also invite parties without spectrum to register their interest in acquiring a concession.