The ACMA has made several spectrum planning decisions in the 3.4-4.0GHz frequency range, in response to its proposed spectrum re-allocation declaration for the 3.4GHz and 3.7GHz bands consultation. ACMA has published an outcomes paper, which summarises submissions received to the consultation and describes how planning decisions were reached.
Spectrum in this range is critical for the deployment of 5G and other existing and emerging technologies, and is being made available across metropolitan and regional areas across Australia. ACMA is also preparing to make spectrum available in remote areas of Australia.
More information about our 3.4–4.0GHz projects is available on the ACMA website.
Re-allocation Declaration and updated RALI
ACMA has made the Radiocommunications (Spectrum Re-allocation – 3.4GHz and 3.7GHz Bands) Declaration 2022, declaring spectrum in the 3.4GHz and 3.7GHz bands in defined areas to be re-allocated by issuing spectrum licences. ACMA has consequently updated RALI SM26 Restrictions on Apparatus Licensing in Spectrum Licensed Spaces to reflect this.
The auction for new spectrum licences in the 3.4 GHz and 3.7 GHz bands will begin in Q3 2023.