Thursday, April 18, 2024

ACMA Publishes Response to Satellite Consultation Submissions

The Australian Communications and Media Authority has published its response to submissions for proposed licensing arrangements consultation (2 GHz MSS and 28 GHz FSS).

Following our consultation on proposed licensing arrangements for 2 GHz narrowband mobile-satellite services and 28 GHz fixed-satellite services, we have made the Radiocommunications (Communication with Space Object) Class Licence Variation 2022 (No.1).

According to the ACMA, “While there were no substantive changes to the class licence variation, as a result of issues raised in submissions regarding the protection of adjacent band TOB services and subsequent ACMA technical analysis, we have decided to place additional limitations on the operation of earth station transmitters in the 2005–2010 MHz band. These will include not allowing space receive licences in the upper 1 MHz (2009–2010 MHz), along with restrictions on earth station transmit locations and duty cycles.

“As a next step, we will update our licence assessment procedures for space and space receive licences to give effect to new arrangements for 2 GHz narrowband MSS and 28 GHz. For 2 GHz, consequential updates will also be made to ACMA planning instruments Embargo 23 and RALI FX21).”


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