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2.1 GHz Band Frequency Band Plan 2002

Authoritative Version
Plans/Communications as amended, taking into account amendments up to 2.1 GHz Band Frequency Band Plan Variation 2003 (No. 1)
Administered by: Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy
Registered 16 May 2005
Start Date 17 Sep 2003
End Date 31 Mar 2012
Date of repeal 31 Mar 2012
Repealed by Television Outside Broadcast (1980-2110 MHz and 2170-2300 MHz) Frequency Band Plan 2012

2.1 GHz Band Frequency Band Plan 2002

as amended

made under sections 32 and 34 of the

This compilation was prepared on 11 May 2005
taking into account amendments up to
2.1 GHz Band Frequency Band Plan
Variation 2003 (No. 1)

Prepared by the Office of Legislative Drafting and Publishing,
Attorney-General’s Department, Canberra


Contents

                        1     Name of Frequency Band Plan [see Note 1]                                           3

                        2     Commencement [see Note 1]                                                               3

                        3     Revocation of Multipoint Distribution System Frequency Band Plan 2000  3

                        4     Definitions                                                                                           3

                        5     Purpose of Frequency Band Plan                                                          4

                        6     Non-application if spectrum licence in force                                            4

                        7     Purposes for which the 2076–2110 MHz frequency band may be used     5

                        8     Purposes for which the 2110–2111 MHz frequency band may be used     7

Notes                                                                                                                                8


  

  

Note   

This Frequency Band Plan revokes the Multipoint Distribution System Frequency Band Plan 2000 and introduces a new frequency band plan covering frequencies in the band 2076–2111 MHz. The main objectives of this Frequency Band Plan are:

·      to provide that 25 July 2002 is the last day when the 2076–2111 MHz frequency band may be used for MDS services in most parts of Australia

·      to allow existing MDS services to continue at specific locations in Alice Springs, Broken Hill, Tasmania and North Queensland until 31 March 2004

·      to provide for the 2076–2110 MHz frequency band to be used for fixed point-to-point services that will be cleared from other parts of the spectrum to make way for a new mobile service known as IMT–2000.

1              Name of Frequency Band Plan [see Note 1]

                This Frequency Band Plan is the 2.1 GHz Band Frequency Band Plan 2002.

2              Commencement [see Note 1]

                This Frequency Band Plan commences on gazettal.

3              Revocation of Multipoint Distribution System Frequency Band Plan 2000

                The Multipoint Distribution System Frequency Band Plan 2000 is revoked.

4              Definitions

         (1)   In this Frequency Band Plan:

definitions determination means the determination made by the Australian Communications Authority under section 54 of the Australian Communications Authority Act 1997, as in force from time to time.

multipoint distribution system or MDS means a fixed service comprising a multipoint distribution station, at least 4 multipoint distribution station receivers and any number of multipoint distribution repeater stations, as required.

regulations means the Radiocommunications Regulations 1993.

spectrum plan means the Australian Radiofrequency Spectrum Plan made by the Australian Communications Authority under section 30 of the Radiocommunications Act 1992, as in force from time to time.

         (2)   Unless the contrary intention appears, an expression used in this Frequency Band Plan that is defined in the spectrum plan, the definitions determination or the regulations has the same meaning in this Frequency Band Plan as it has in the spectrum plan, the definitions determination or the regulations.

         (3)   However:

                (a)    an expression defined in the spectrum plan and in the definitions determination or the regulations has the meaning given in the spectrum plan; and

               (b)    an expression defined in the definitions determination and in the regulations (but not in the spectrum plan) has the meaning given in the definitions determination.

Note 1   The following expressions used in this Frequency Band Plan are defined in the spectrum plan:

·      earth exploration-satellite service

·      fixed service

·      mobile service

·      space operation service

·      space research service.

Note 2   The following expressions used in this Frequency Band Plan are defined in the definitions determination:

·      multipoint distribution repeater station

·      multipoint distribution station

·      multipoint distribution station receiver.

         (4)   In this Frequency Band Plan, the range of numbers that identifies a frequency band is taken to include the higher, but not the lower, number.

Example

The 2076–2110 MHz frequency band is made up of radio frequencies that exceed 2076 MHz but do not exceed 2110 MHz.

5              Purpose of Frequency Band Plan

                This Frequency Band Plan makes provision for the purposes for which the following frequency bands may be used:

                (a)    2076–2110 MHz;

               (b)    2110–2111 MHz.

6              Non-application if spectrum licence in force

                This Frequency Band Plan does not apply to spectrum that has been designated to be allocated by issuing spectrum licences.

Note   On 7 October 2000, the Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts designated the frequency band 2110–2170 MHz in parts of Australia as part of the spectrum to be allocated by issuing spectrum licences.

7              Purposes for which the 2076–2110 MHz frequency band may be used

         (1)   Until the end of 25 July 2002, the 2076–2110 MHz frequency band may be used for the following primary and secondary services:

 

primary services

Fixed Service

(MDS)

(point-to-point)

Space Research Service

(Earth-to-space)

(space-to-space)

Space Operation Service

(Earth-to-space)

(space-to-space)

Earth Exploration-satellite Service

(Earth-to-space)

(space-to-space)

Secondary service

Mobile Service

         (2)   For the period beginning on 26 July 2002 and ending at the end of 31 March 2004, the 2076–2110 MHz frequency band may be used for the following primary and secondary services:

 

primary services

Fixed Service

(MDS, at the sites mentioned in subsection (3))

(point-to-point)

Space Research Service

(Earth-to-space)

(space-to-space)

Space Operation Service

(Earth-to-space)

(space-to-space)

Earth Exploration-satellite Service

(Earth-to-space)

(space-to-space)

secondary service

Mobile Service

         (3)   For the fixed service MDS mentioned in subsection (2), the sites are at the following locations and have the following geographical coordinates:

 

Locations

Latitude (° South)

Longitude (° East)

Cairns — Mount Yarrabah

16.9065

145.8416

Port Douglas — Flagstaff Hill

16.4834

145.4660

Townsville — Mount Stuart

19.3440

146.7813

Townsville — Aquarius (Rpt)

19.2494

146.8113

Mackay — Black Mountain

21.0702

149.0971

Ingham — Haig Street

18.6500

146.1567

Mount Isa — Emma Smith Vista

20.7353

139.4921

Alice Springs — West Gap

23.7238

133.8552

Broken Hill — South Mine site

31.9767

141.4526

Launceston — Mount Barrow

41.3923

147.4233

Launceston — Juliana Street

41.4569

147.1258

Hobart — Mount Wellington

42.8963

147.2348

Hobart — White Rock Point

42.9775

147.3914

Hobart — Thredbo Drive Acton

42.8967

147.4662

         (4)   On and after 1 April 2004, the 2076–2110 MHz frequency band may be used for the following primary and secondary services:

 

primary services

Fixed Service

(point-to-point)

Space Research Service

(Earth-to-space)

(space-to-space)

Space Operation Service

(Earth-to-space)

(space-to-space)

Earth Exploration-satellite Service

(Earth-to-space)

(space-to-space)

secondary service

Mobile Service

8              Purposes for which the 2110–2111 MHz frequency band may be used

         (1)   Until the end of 25 July 2002, the 2110–2111 MHz frequency band may be used for the following primary and secondary services:

 

primary services

Fixed Service

(MDS)

Space Research Service

(deep space)

(Earth-to-space)

secondary service

Mobile Service

Note   In areas of Australia that are subject to spectrum licensing in the 2110–2170 MHz frequency band, the 2110–2111 MHz frequency band ceases to be part of this Frequency Band Plan on 26 July 2002.

         (2)   For the period beginning on 26 July 2002 and ending at the end of 31 March 2004, the 2110–2111 MHz frequency band may be used for the following primary and secondary services:

 

primary services

Fixed Service

(MDS, at the sites mentioned in subsection (3))

Space Research Service

(deep space)

(Earth-to-space)

secondary service

Mobile Service

Note   In areas of Australia that are not subject to spectrum licensing in the 2110–2170 MHz frequency band, the 2110–2111 MHz frequency band ceases to be part of this Frequency Band Plan on 1 April 2004.

         (3)   For the fixed service MDS mentioned in subsection (2), the sites are at the following locations and have the following geographical coordinates:

 

Location

Latitude
(° South)

Longitude
(° East)

Mount Isa — Emma Smith Vista

20.7353

139.4921

Broken Hill — South Mine Site

31.9767

141.4526

Cairns — Mount Yarrabah

16.9065

145.8416

Port Douglas — Flagstaff Hill

16.4834

145.4660

Townsville — Mount Stuart

19.3440

146.7813

Townsville — Aquarius (Rpt)

19.2494

146.8113

Ingham — Haig Street

18.6500

146.1567

Launceston — Mount Barrow

41.3923

147.4233

Launceston — Juliana Street

41.4569

147.1258

Mackay — Black Mountain

21.0702

149.0971


Notes to the 2.1 GHz Band Frequency Band Plan 2002

Note 1

The 2.1 GHz Band Frequency Band Plan 2002 (in force under sections 32 and 34 of the Radiocommunications Act 1992) as shown in this compilation is amended as indicated in the Tables below.

Table of Instruments

Title

Date of notification
in Gazette

Date of
commencement

Application, saving or
transitional provisions

2.1 GHz Band Frequency Band Plan 2002

1 May 2002 (see Gazette 2002, No. GN17)

1 May 2002

 

2.1 GHz Band Frequency Band Plan Variation 2002 (No. 1)

23 Oct 2002 (see Gazette 2002, No. GN42)

23 Oct 2002

2.1 GHz Band Frequency Band Plan Variation 2003 (No. 1)

17 Sept 2003 (see Gazette 2003, No. GN37)

17 Sept 2003

Table of Amendments

ad. = added or inserted      am. = amended      rep. = repealed      rs. = repealed and substituted

Provision affected

How affected

Note before s. 1...................

am. 2003 No. 1

S. 7.........................................

am. 2003 No. 1

S. 8.........................................

am. 2002 No. 1; 2003 No. 1

Note to s. 8 (2)......................

am. 2003 No. 1