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1.5 GHz Band Plan

Authoritative Version
Plans/Communications as made
Places restrictions on the use of certain spectrum.
Administered by: Communications
Registered 12 May 2005
Gazetted 11 Dec 1996
Date of repeal 15 Aug 2015
Repealed by Radiocommunications 1.5 GHz Frequency Band Plan 2015

Commonwealth of Australia

Radiocommunications Act 1992

1.5 GHz Band Plan

I, CHRISTINE MARY GOODE, Spectrum Manager, acting for the Spectrum Management Agency under subsection 32 (1) of the Radiocommunications Act 1992, prepare the following frequency band plan.

Dated        2 December                              1996.

 

 

 

 

CHRISTINE M. GOODE

Spectrum Manager

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Citation

               1.   This frequency band plan for the 1427-1535 MHz band may be cited as the 1.5 GHz Band Plan.

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

Interpretation

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

“1.5 GHz band” means the frequency band greater than 1427 MHz and not exceeding 1535 MHz;

“authorised service”, in relation to a part of the 1.5 GHz band specified in an item in column 2 of the Table to the Australian Radiofrequency Spectrum Plan, means a service specified in that item;

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

“point to multipoint service” means a fixed service between a land station and 2 or more associated land stations;

“the Act” means the Radiocommunications Act 1992.


             (2)   Unless the contrary intention appears, if an expression used in this frequency band plan is defined in:

             (a)   the Act; or

             (b)   the Australian Radiofrequency Spectrum Plan; or

             (c)   the Radiocommunications Regulations;

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

Purpose of the 1.5 GHz band

               3.   Subject to clause 4, a frequency band that is part of the 1.5 GHz band may be used for the operation of each authorised service that relates to the frequency band.

Limitations on the use of the 1.5 GHz band

               4.   Subject to subclauses 10 (4), 10 (5) and 10 (6) of the Australian Radiofrequency Spectrum Plan, the limitations set out in Part 1 of the Schedule are placed on the use of frequency bands that are part of the 1.5 GHz band.

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                                                            SCHEDULE                                               Clause 4  

PART 1—LIMITATIONS ON THE USE OF FREQUENCY BANDS

IN THE 1.5 GHz BAND

 

Column 1

Item no.

Column 2

Frequency band

 

Column 3

Limitation

1

1452 MHz-1492 MHz

A person must not operate a fixed service in the frequency band unless:

(a)      the person held a licence, on the day on which this frequency band plan commenced, authorising the person to operate the service in the frequency band; or

(b)      the service is a point to multipoint service operated on a frequency mentioned in Part 2 for the delivery of public telecommunications services in a rural or remote area.

2

1452 MHz-1492 MHz

A person must not operate a mobile service in the frequency band unless the person held a licence, on the day on which this frequency band plan commenced, authorising the person to operate the service in the frequency band.

3

1452 MHz-1492 MHz

A person must not operate a broadcasting service in the frequency band.

4

1452 MHz-1492 MHz

A person must not operate a broadcasting-satellite service in the frequency band.


SCHEDULE—continued

 

Column 1

Item no.

Column 2

Frequency band

 

Column 3

Limitation

5

1525 MHz-1530 MHz

A person must not operate a fixed service in the frequency band unless:

(a)      the person held a licence, on the day on which this frequency band plan commenced, authorising the person to operate the service in the frequency band; or

(b)      the service is a point to multipoint service operated on a frequency mentioned in Part 2 for the delivery of public telecommunications services in a rural or remote area.

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PART 2—PERMITTED POINT TO MULTIPOINT FREQUENCIES

 

1431.5 MHz                     1453.5 MHz                     1492 MHz                    1514 MHz

1433.5 MHz                     1455.5 MHz                     1494 MHz                    1516 MHz

1435.5 MHz                     1457.5 MHz                     1496 MHz                    1518 MHz

1437.5 MHz                     1459.5 MHz                     1498 MHz                    1520 MHz

1439.5 MHz                     1461.5 MHz                     1500 MHz                    1522 MHz

1441.5 MHz                     1463.5 MHz                     1502 MHz                    1524 MHz

1443.5 MHz                     1465.5 MHz                     1504 MHz                    1526 MHz

1445.5 MHz                     1467.5 MHz                     1506 MHz                    1528 MHz

1447.5 MHz                     1469.5 MHz                     1508 MHz                    1530 MHz

1449.5 MHz                     1471.5 MHz                     1510 MHz                    1532 MHz

1451.5 MHz                     1473.5 MHz                     1512 MHz                    1534 MHz