The Australian Government is a large user of spectrum for important public service provision and continually identifies and implements efficiency improvements to the management and use of spectrum...
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The spectrum review looked at the changes needed to cope with the increase in demand for spectrum and changes in technology, markets and consumer preferences.
The Australian Government has strict rules in place to try to avoid interference with emergency services communications and for television, radio or phone reception.
This page details the reform of the Radiocommunications Act 1992, and the Spectrum Pricing and Commonwealth Holdings review.
We lead Australia's engagement on international radiocommunication issues.
Find out more about EME and 5G and how they are regulated.
5G is set to transform a range of sectors, including health, agriculture and education.
Major spectrum allocations allow valuable blocks of spectrum to be allocated, usually via auction, to support the rollout of communications networks.
The 26 GHz band will provide extremely fast and high capacity 5G broadband services to Australia.
In December 2018, 125 MHz of spectrum in the 3.6 GHz band was auctioned for 5G mobile services.
The Government has designated for spectrum licensing parts of the 3.4 GHz band to enable the conversion of apparatus licences held by NBN Co.
In 2017, the ACMA auctioned residual lots in the 1800 MHz, 2 GHz, 2.3 GHz and 2.4 GHz bands for mobile broadband services.
Core capabilities of 5G...
The Government is progressing the auction of essential spectrum in the 850 and 900 MHz bands to support carriers to deploy more efficient 4G 5G mobile services across Australia.
Learn how Australia researches and regulates Electromagnetic Energy (EME) from telecommunications and wireless communications.
EME is all around us and is part of our natural environment. It is emitted by sources like the sun, the earth, the earth’s atmosphere and even the human body.
The Australian Government strictly regulates the use of EME from telecommunications, based on decades of Australian and international scientific research.
The Australian Government sets the policy framework for the telecommunications industry. 5G must comply with the same regulations as previous generations.
The Australian 5G Innovation Initiative supports trials of new and exciting 5G technologies, driving productivity and growth across Australia in key industry sectors including agriculture, mining,...
Learn about Electromagnetic Energy (EME) from telecommunications and wireless services, including 5G, and how EME is regulated in Australia.