Presented by: Peter Hilly — Managing Director, Spectrum Engineering and Andrew May — Licensing Manager, Spectrum Engineering
This workshop will include a range of topics covering various facets of the licensing of radiocommunications services, including land mobile, fixed links and satellite. It will also provide an update on the changes that are occurring right now in the regulatory arrangements in Australia.
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.