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1.9 GHz Band Plan

Authoritative Version
Plans/Communications as made
The primary purpose of the instrument is to facilitate the introduction of cordless telecommunications services.
Administered by: Communications and the Arts
Registered 04 May 2005
Gazetted 14 Mar 1996
Date of repeal 01 Oct 2015
Repealed by Sunsetting

Commonwealth of Australia

Radiocommunications Act 1992

1.9 GHz Band Plan

I, Christine Mary Goode, Spectrum Manager, acting on behalf of the Spectrum Management Agency, prepare the following frequency band plan under subsection 32 (1) of the Radiocommunications Act 1992.

Dated   8 March  1996.




Spectrum Manager



             1.         This frequency band plan for the 1880 - 1900 MHz Band may be cited as the 1.9 GHz Band Plan.

[NOTE: This frequency band plan commences on gazettal: see Acts Interpretation Act 1901, ss. 46A and 48.]


             2.         (1)       In this frequency band plan, unless the contrary intention appears:

“1.9 GHz Band” means the frequency band greater than 1880 MHz and not exceeding 1900 MHz;

“frequency band” has the same meaning as in the Act.

(2)        Subject to subclause (1), if an expression used in this frequency band plan is defined in:

(a)        the Radiocommunications Act 1992; or

(b)        the Australian Radiofrequency Spectrum Plan; or

(c)        the Radiocommunications Regulations; or

(d)        Radiocommunications (Definitions) Determination No. 2 of 1993;

the expression has the same meaning in this frequency band plan as in that Act, that Plan, those Regulations or that Determination, as the case requires.


Purpose of the 1.9 GHz Band

             3.         The 1.9 GHz Band may only be used for the purpose of providing the following services:

(a)        mobile services between mobile stations and land stations;

(b)        fixed services between a land station and 2 or more associated land stations (also known as point to multipoint services);

(c)        fixed services between 2 specified fixed stations (also known as point to point fixed services) that are authorised to be provided in the 1.9 GHz Band under a licence in force on the day on which this frequency band plan commences.

[NOTE:  It is anticipated that the services specified in paragraphs 3 (a) and 3 (b) will be cordless telecommunications services, and that the equipment used to provide those services will be required to comply with standards specified by the SMA in accordance with the Radiocommunications Act 1992.]

Status of allocations

             4.         For the purposes of the Australian Radiofrequency Spectrum Plan, the services referred to in clause 3 are primary services.