[LINK] Fwd: MR139-09: More 2 GHz spectrum proposed for mobile telecommunications services [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
tomk at unwired.com.au
Thu Oct 8 12:25:48 EST 2009
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> > The Australian Communications and Media Authority is seeking
> > feedback from industry and interested parties to a proposal
> to make
> > further spectrum in the 2 GHz band available for mobile
> > telecommunications services in regional and remote areas of
> > Australia. The full media release can be found at
This is quite an exciting document. Change is in the air.
The ACMA appear to be keen on encouraging actual use pricing the new
spectrum on a differing basis to previous auctions.
An annual transmitter licence tax will apply to PMTS Class B apparatus
licences issued in the 2 GHz band. The annual transmitter licence tax
amount will be $0.06 for each paired MHz of spectrum multiplied by the
population to which the service relates. The population amount is
determined by reference to Census data.
Minimum spectrum per user = 5Mhz.
12,000,000 potential population reach (if we user the 3.6 ghz rules)
Which means that the value of the spectrum is 86,400,000 to the
It's a shame they didn't make it per Gb transmitted, instead of per 5
MHz but it's a start.
It would appear that ACMA (based on provider queries) are attempting to
work around previous buyers of spectrum that are just sitting on it
without using the purchased asset.
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