ACMA release 3.6 GHz spectrum

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ACMA release 3.6 GHz spectrum

Designated for wireless services in regional Australia.

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has released mobile spectrum in the the 3.6 GHz band to support the deployment of wireless access services in regional and remote areas of Australia.

The authority said it would lift the current spectrum embargo to allow applications for point-to-multipoint apparatus licences.

"Applications will be accepted within an application period, with the ACMA to determine the order in which applications are to be assessed and coordinated against the assignment model," it said.

The first application window will commence mid November for a pre-defined geographic area covering areas of south-east South Australia, Victoria, Tasmania and southern New South Wales. Other pre-defined geographical areas would be released "in due course", the ACMA said.

The release of the band is intended to support the deployment of broadband wireless access services.

Complete details on the allocation and application process, as well as the relevant technical documentation, can be viewed on the ACMA website.

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