Industry - Stream 3

Area Wide Licenses (AWLs) in the 3.4-4.0GHz band

Theatre 3 18 October 2023 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

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Andrew May

After much anticipation, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has opened a limited-time application window for wireless broadband spectrum in the 3.4-4.0 GHz band.

Access to the band will be permitted using a relatively new licence type known as an Area Wide Licence (AWL). Applications are currently only being accepted for remote parts of Australia. But plans are underway for a portion of the band to be available for AWL use in regional and metro areas in the near future.

This presentation will consider the AWL Concept, the licensing and device registration process, and the rules that will apply to the band.