WORKSHOP 1: Radio spectrum management — what’s trending in 2018
Thursday 14 June: 1.30-5.00pm
Peter Hilly — Managing Director, Spectrum Engineering
Andrew May — Licensing Manager, Spectrum Engineering
An overview of the regulatory regime in Australia
This session will review the radiocommunications regulatory structure in Australia, the agencies, the agents, and its clients. It will outline the process and the elements of “rule making”, and the current licensing regimes.
What’s happening in the fixed service bands?
Topics will include:
- 800 MHz low capacity links — a radical new approach to ‘planning’
- Below 6 GHz — a vanishing resource
- E-band — it’s catching on, but what’s so special here?
- Embargo 72 — what’s it all about?
Space service licensing
With the ACMA now seeking to divest itself from the day-to-day licensing activities for space services this work is now being picked up by accredited persons. The presenters will share with you what they have learned so far and how they go about this task.
Land mobile and point-multipoint (FAQs)
Topics could include:
- The government/commercial/rail divide at 400 MHz
- An update on private LTE spectrum
- DGPS licensing
- Wide area channels
- Emission designators (analogue to digital)
- Accuracy of site and antenna height information
- Ongoing opportunities for 25 kHz
Managing your licences
(Some tips and traps using the improved ACMA website facilities.)
- Correcting licence records
- Are you paying for licences you don’t need?
- Do you have all the licences you do need?
- Are you losing licences (and incurring additional costs) by not renewing on time
An update on the Spectrum reform initiative
Following acceptation of the recommendations of a report to the Minister, the Department of Communications and the Arts is progressing major reforms to spectrum management in Australia, including a radical reform of licensing. This has resulted in a draft Bill for a new Radiocommunications Act, hopefully to be introduced into Parliament in 2018.