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Optimisation of arrangements in the 3400-3575 MHz band

Aust Gov
13th March 2020

Independent Review – Australian Communications and Media Authority

On 28 November 2019, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) announced its plans to optimise arrangements for the 3400-3575 MHz band.

Over time the current arrangements have resulted in a fragmented use of spectrum in this band. Defragmentation is expected to result in a more efficient use of the spectrum while reducing network deployment costs. The optimisation will also enable ACMA to make additional 5G spectrum available to meet the growing demand for 5G services that could benefit from the characteristics of this band.

Consistent with the Government’s Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) requirements, the Optimisation of arrangements in the 3400-3575 MHz band has been certified by the ACMA as meeting the requirements of a RIS. The Office of Best Practice Regulation (OBPR) does not assess the quality of independent reviews and RIS-like documents used in lieu of a RIS.

The agency estimates the average annual regulatory costs at zero.

 

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