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The Minister has directed the ACMA to have in place arrangements, by 30 April 2015, to issue apparatus licences in the 3.5 GHz frequency band (3400 to 3600 MHz) for the NBN fixed wireless network in the metro fringe of the mainland capital cities.
The Minister has invited comments on reform principles and 11 potential reform proposals in the Spectrum Review – Potential Reform Directions paper. The aim is to encourage industry engagement and feedback.
Australia’s spectrum has been managed using a framework that was developed in 1992, with a review of Radiocommunications Acts in 2002. The framework needs to be modernised to reflect changes in technology.
We are asking for your views on how the Australian Government can best support parents and teachers in protecting children from harmful content and malicious and illegal online activities.
The Australian Government released a draft carrier licence condition on 15 October 2014. It applies to superfast broadband networks. The licence condition was to take effect from 1 January 2015 and remain in place for two years.
Telstra needs a plan to make the changes that are needed. This is called a migration plan.
We are reviewing the broadcasting regulatory framework to make sure it can accommodate the next wave of innovation in the media sector.
The Australian Government is interested in whether it can foster more efficient use of private telecommunications infrastructure by relaxing the carrier licence rules that would normally apply.
The Australian Government intends to reduce excessive regulation by $1 billion per year. The aim is to boost productivity and give businesses the flexibility to innovate in a globally competitive market.
The Department completed two statutory reviews into digital radio services in Australia in July 2015. As part of the review process, the Department released a digital radio discussion paper in December 2013. The consultation period for this paper has now ended.
The Australian Government is committed to boosting productivity by reducing the cost to Australian business of red and green tape by $1 billion a year.
The Australian Government has released for comment a draft policy paper on a new approach to the provision of telecommunications infrastructure in new developments.
The NBN Expert panel sought views on telecommunications industry access arrangements. This was a requirement of the panel’s terms of reference.
The NBN Expert panel sought your views on what should be included in a regulatory framework for broadband.
Triple Zero is currently a 'voice-only' service that’s been used since the service started in 1961. Part of the review will look at changing technologies and consumer expectations.
This consultation seeks feedback on proposed amendments to telecommunications carriers’ powers and immunities to support the rollout of high-speed broadband, including by NBN Co. The proposed changes cover low‑impact facilities which will be used in the rollout of the multi-technology mix (MTM) National Broadband Network (NBN).
The government is considering new ways that NBN fixed wireless and satellite services can be funded.
The government is seeking comments from interested parties in response to the Discussion Paper for the Mobile Black Spot Programme. Submissions received will help inform the development of the programme, including the preferred programme design and delivery model.
The Regional Telecommunications Independent Review Committee (RTIRC) is reviewing the adequacy of telecommunications services in regional, rural and remote parts of Australia and has released the 2015 Regional Telecommunications Review Issues Paper for public comment.
The Department of Communications is undertaking a review of the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) and has released an issues paper for public comment.