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Australian Regulator Consults on Future Radio Spectrum Plans

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The Australian Communications and Media Authority has released two papers signalling its intention to develop a future radio spectrum strategy.

Towards 2020-Future spectrum requirements for mobile broadband, considers a broad range of issues intended to meet the longer term spectrum needs of the Australian mobile broadband industry while the 900 MHz Band-Exploring new opportunities paper looks at options to replan that particular band to improve its utility.

"The ACMA is keen to hear from stakeholders on a number of relevant issues, including whether greater spectral efficiency could be achieved by network operators in their existing spectrum holdings," said ACMA Chairman, Chris Chapman.

"The review of the 900 MHz band is an exciting ACMA spectrum reform initiative, which will continue over what is likely to be a number of years," Mr Chapman said. "The aim of this review is to consider the current regulatory arrangements in the 900 MHz band to ensure they best embrace technological developments."

The two papers have been released in the lead up to ACMA's spectrum management conference, RadComms2011.

Expectations for spectrum demand and traffic out to 2020

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