The Government is consulting on a possible designation of the 3.4 GHz band for allocation by spectrum licences.

How it works

Why we want your input
We are seeking your feedback on whether designating the specified frequencies and areas in the 3.4 GHz band is appropriate, and the form any designation should take.
How you can voice your opinion
You can provide comment on the proposed designation by making a submission to this consultation process. Submissions are due by 5pm Tuesday, 20 October 2020.
What will be the outcome of this consultation?
Your submissions will help us to inform the Minister on whether to proceed with a designation of the 3.4 GHz band in these areas and frequencies and the form a designation should take.

Consultation Information

Consultation tabs

The Issue
Consultation Period:  September 23, 2020 09:00 AEST to October 20, 2020 17:00 AEDT

The Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts is considering making a designation notice under section 36 of the Radiocommunications Act 1992 (the Act). This would designate parts of the spectrum in the 3.4 GHz band (from 3400 MHz to 3575 MHz) for allocation by spectrum licences with respect to specified areas. We are seeking stakeholder views on this possible designation.

Designating this spectrum for spectrum licensing would aid in the efficient allocation and use of the spectrum in the band, support flexible spectrum management by licensees' and ACMA, facilitate further rollouts of 5G technology and enable NBN Co to improve services on its fixed wireless networks.

Further details of the frequencies and areas proposed for designation are provided in the attached consultation paper and draft designation notice.

Relevant Documentation

Designation of spectrum in the 3.4 GHz band for spectrum licensing—Consultation Paper

Published 23rd Sep 2020

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The Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts is considering exercising his power under section 36 of the Radiocommunications Act 1992 to designate parts of the spectrum in the 3.4 GHz band (from 3400 MHz to 3575 MHz) for allocation by spectrum licences with respect to specified areas. To support the Minister’s consideration of this issue, the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications is seeking stakeholder views on a possible designation of part of the 3.4 GHz band for spectrum licensing.

Radiocommunications (Spectrum Designation—3.4 GHz Band) Notice 2020

Published 23rd Sep 2020

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Exposure draft. This document may not meet WCAG 2.0 accessibility requirements. For an accessible copy please email spectrumaccessandmanagement@communications.gov.au.

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Formal Submission

We invite you to to tell us your views on this topic.

Please include:

  • contact name
  • organisation name, if applicable
  • contact details, including telephone number, postal and email addresses
  • confirmation whether or not your submission can be made public—published—or kept confidential.

All submissions to be made public need to meet the Digital Service Standard for accessibility. Any submission that does not meet this standard may be modified before being made public.

If your submission is to be made public, please ensure you do not include any personal information that you don't want to be published.

If your submission is confidential, please ensure each page of the submission is marked as confidential.

Please click on the 'Have your say now' button below to upload your submission.