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Licences/Radiocommunications as amended, taking into account amendments up to Radiocommunications (Cordless Telecommunications Devices) Class Licence Variation 2008 (No. 1)
Administered by: Communications
Registered 14 Oct 2008
Start Date 14 Oct 2008
End Date 02 Jan 2015
Date of repeal 02 Jan 2015
Repealed by Radiocommunications (Cordless Communications Devices) Class Licence 2014

Radiocommunications (Cordless Communications Devices) Class Licence 2001

as amended

made under section 134 of the

This compilation was prepared on 14 October 2008
taking into account amendments up to
Radiocommunications (Cordless Telecommunications Devices) Class Licence Variation 2008 (No. 1)

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


Contents

                        1     Name of class licence [see Note 1]                                                       3

                        2     Commencement                                                                                  3

                        3     Revocation                                                                                          3

                        4     Definitions                                                                                           3

                        5     Class licence — cordless communications devices                                4

                        7     Conditions — general                                                                           4

                        8     Conditions — technical requirements for 1.9 GHz band operation             4

                      8A     Conditions — technical requirements for 861‑865 MHz operation             5

                        9     Conditions — PHS cordless communications devices                             5

                      9A     Conditions — cordless telephone service                                               5

                       10     Conditions — compliance with standards                                               6

Schedule 1             Equivalent Isotropically Radiated Power (EIRP) limits                      7

Schedule 2             Technical standards                                                                          8

Notes                                                                                                                                9

 


  

  

1              Name of class licence [see Note 1]

                This class licence is the Radiocommunications (Cordless Communications Devices) Class Licence 2001.

2              Commencement

                This Class Licence commences on 1 July 2001.

3              Revocation

                Radiocommunications (Cordless Telecommunications Devices) Class Licence 1999 is revoked.

Note  The Class Licence was notified in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on 15 December 1999.

4              Definitions

                In this Class Licence:

cordless communications device means any of the following:

                (a)    a land station or handset that uses:

                          (i)    a frequency greater than 1.7175 MHz and not greater than 1.7925 MHz; or

                         (ii)    a frequency greater than 30.0625 MHz and not greater than 30.3125 MHz; or

                         (iii)    a frequency greater than 39.7625 MHz and not greater than 40.250 MHz; or

                        (iv)    a frequency greater than 857 MHz and not greater than 861 MHz; or

                         (v)    a frequency greater than 861 MHz and not greater than 865 MHz; or

                        (vi)    Personal Handy Phone System (PHS) technology on a frequency greater than 1895 MHz and not greater than 1899.8 MHz;

               (b)    a radiocommunications device that uses Digitally Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT) technology on a frequency greater than 1880 MHz and not greater than 1900 MHz.

Note   Land stations for subparagraph (a) (iv) are individually licensed under the Land Mobile PABX cordless telephone service licensing option — see the Radiocommunications Licence Conditions (Land Mobile Licence) Determination (No. 1) of 1997.

device compliance day, for a cordless communications device, means the most recent of the following days:

                (a)    if the cordless communications device was manufactured in Australia — the day the cordless communications device was manufactured;

               (b)    if the cordless communications device was manufactured overseas and imported — the day it was imported;

                (c)    if the cordless communications device was altered or modified in a material respect — the day it was altered or modified.

handset means a handset for a cordless telephone service.

land station means a land station for a cordless telephone service.

technical standard means a technical standard made by the Australian Communications Authority under section 376 of the Telecommunications Act 1997.

wireless local loop arrangement means a commercial arrangement between a carrier or carriage service provider and a person for the service provider to provide a connection between a telecommunications network and a device owned or used by the person.

Note   For the definitions of other expressions used in this class licence, see the Radiocommunications Act 1992, the Radiocommunications Regulations 1993 and the Radiocommunications (Interpretation) Determination 2000. These expressions include the following:

·         cordless telephone service.

5              Class licence — cordless communications devices

         (1)   This class licence authorises any person to operate a cordless communications device.

         (2)   The operation of the cordless communications device is subject to the conditions imposed by this class licence that are applicable to the device.

         (3)   The class of radiocommunications devices authorised by this class licence does not include licensed apparatus authorised to operate for a purpose that is substantially the same as the purpose that, except for this subsection, would be authorised by this class licence.

7              Conditions — general

         (1)   For subsection 5 (2), it is a condition of the operation of a cordless communications device that the device:

                (a)    must be used only for private purposes; and

               (b)    must not be used for the provision of commercial cordless telecommunications services to the public; and

                (c)    must not be used for the provision of a connection under a wireless local loop arrangement.

         (2)   If the device is a land station, the device must also comply with the Equivalent Isotropically Radiated Power limits mentioned for a land station in Schedule 1.

8              Conditions — technical requirements for 1.9 GHz band operation

         (1)   For subsection 5 (2), this section applies to a land station or handset:

                (a)    that operates at a frequency greater than 1880 MHz and not greater than 1900 MHz; and

               (b)    for which the compliance day is before 1 September 2007.

         (2)   The land station or handset must comply with the technical standard mentioned in an item in Schedule 2 that:

                (a)    was in effect immediately before the device compliance day for the land station or handset; and

               (b)    applies to the land station or handset.

         (3)   If the land station or handset is described in subsection 9 (1), it must also comply with section 9.

8A           Conditions — technical requirements for 861‑865 MHz operation

         (1)   For subsection 5 (2), this section applies to a cordless communications device that operates at a frequency greater than 861 MHz and not greater than 865 MHz.

         (2)   The cordless communications device must comply with the technical standard mentioned in an item in Schedule 2 that:

                (a)    was in effect immediately before the device compliance day for the device; and

               (b)    applies to the device.

9              Conditions — PHS cordless communications devices

         (1)   For subsection 5 (2), this section applies to a cordless communications device:

                (a)    that employs the technology used in Personal Handy Phone Systems cordless telecommunications equipment; and

               (b)    for which the device compliance day is:

                          (i)    on or after 1 July 2001; and

                         (ii)    before 1 September 2007.

         (2)   The cordless communications device must be operated at 1896.650 MHz or 1898.450 MHz for control purposes.

9A           Conditions — cordless telephone service

         (1)   For subsection 5 (2), this section applies to a land station or handset used in a cordless telephone service that operates in any of the following frequency bands:

                (a)    greater than 1.7175 MHz and not greater than 1.7925 MHz;

               (b)    greater than 30.0625 MHz and not greater than 30.3125 MHz;

                (c)    greater than 39.7625 MHz and not greater than 40.250 MHz.

         (2)   A land station or handset used in a cordless telephone service that has a device compliance day on or after 5 March 1997 and before 1 July 2001 must comply with the Radiocommunications Standard (Cordless Telephone) No. 1 of 1997 as in force on that day.

Note   Subsection 10 (2) applies standards to devices with a device compliance day on or after 1 July 2001.

         (3)   A land station or handset used in a cordless telephone service that has a device compliance day on or after 17 September 1991 and before 5 March 1997 must comply with the Radiocommunications Standard 302 (Cordless Telephones) (Revised 1991) (Statutory Rules 1991 No. 293) as in force on 17 September 1991.

Note   The Radiocommunications Standard 302 (Cordless Telephones) (Revised 1991) (Statutory Rules 1991 No. 293) was revoked by the Radiocommunications Standards Revocation 1999.

         (4)   A land station or handset used in a cordless telephone service that has a device compliance day before 17 September 1991 must comply with the Ministerial Standard 302 as in force on 1 December 1987.

Note   The Ministerial Standard 302 (Statutory Rules 1987 No. 237), as in force on 1 December 1987, was revoked by the Radiocommunications Standard 302 (Cordless Telephones) (Revised 1991) (Statutory Rules 1991 No. 293).

10            Conditions — compliance with standards

         (1)   A handset or land station must comply with the Radiocommunications (Electromagnetic Radiation — Human Exposure) Standard 1999, as in force on the device compliance day for the device, if:

                (a)    the device compliance day for the handset is on or after 15 December 1999 and before 1 July 2001; or

               (b)    the device compliance day for the land station is on or after 1 February 1999 and before 1 July 2001.

         (2)   If the device compliance day for a cordless communications device is on or after 1 July 2001, the device must comply with any other standard applicable to the device on its compliance day, as in force on that day.

Note 1   ACMA wishes to make it clear that if a standard mentioned in subsection 10 (1) or (2) is amended or replaced by another standard after the device compliance day for the device, the device need not comply with the new or amended standard.

Note 2   Section 5 of the Radiocommunications Act 1992 provides that standard means a standard made under section 162 of that Act.

Note 3   A cordless communications device operating in the bands mentioned in this class licence will not be afforded protection from interference from radiocommunications services operating within the same band in accordance with their licences.

The shared spectrum arrangements and uncoordinated nature of cordless device usage in the band may lead to interaction between different cordless devices and between cordless services and mobile services operating in adjacent bands, which could reduce system performance. The probability of such interaction is low because of the dynamic channel allocation techniques inherent in cordless device technology.

 


Schedule 1        Equivalent Isotropically Radiated Power (EIRP) limits

(paragraph 7 (2) (d))

  

 

Land station

Maximum EIRP

Land station using Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (average per occupied time slot)

22 dBm

Land station using Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (peak)

36 dBm

Land station using the Personal Handy Phone System (average per occupied time slot)

12.5 dBm

Land station using the Personal Handy Phone System (peak)

21.5 dBm

Note   Average per occupied time slot means the average power permitted for each time slot occupied in a channel.

Schedule 2        Technical standards

(section 8)

  

 

Item

Description of standard

Date of effect

1

Radio Equipment and Systems Cordless Telephones — CT2 CAI — number TS 019

1 July 1991

2

Radio Equipment and Systems Cordless Telecommunications — CT2 CAI — number TS 019 — 1993

14 July 1993

3

Radio Equipment and Systems Cordless Telecommunications — DECT — number TS 028‑1995

4 October 1995

4

Radio Equipment and Systems Cordless Telecommunications — Personal Handy Phone System (PHS) — number TS 034‑1997

8 January 1997

5

Radio Equipment and Systems Cordless Telecommunications — CT2 CAI — number TS 019 — 1997

25 June 1997

6

Radio Equipment and Systems Cordless Telecommunications — DECT — number TS 028‑1997

25 June 1997

7

Radio Equipment and Systems Cordless Telecommunications — Personal Handy Phone System (PHS) — number ACA TS 034‑1997

8 December 1997

8

Telecommunications Technical Standard (Customer Equipment for use with CT2 CA1 Cordless Telecommunications Systems — ACA TS 019 — 1997)

10 December 1997

9

Radio Equipment and Systems Cordless Telecommunications — Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT) — number ACA TS 028‑1997

17 December 1997

 


Notes to the Radiocommunications (Cordless Communications Devices) Class Licence 2001

Note 1

The Radiocommunications (Cordless Communications Devices) Class Licence 2001 (in force under section 134 of the Radiocommunications Act 1992) as shown in this compilation is amended as indicated in the Tables below.

Under the Legislative Instruments Act 2003, which came into force on 1 January 2005, it is a requirement for all non-exempt legislative instruments to be registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments.

Table of Instruments

Title

Date of notification
in Gazette or FRLI registration

Date of
commencement

Application, saving or
transitional provisions

Radiocommunications (Cordless Telecommunications Devices) Class Licence 2001

27 June 2001 (see Gazette 2001, No. GN25)

1 July 2001

 

Radiocommunications (Cordless Telecommunications Devices) Class Licence Variation 2008 (No. 1)

13 Oct 2008 (see F2008L03751)

14 Oct 2008

Table of Amendments

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

Provision affected

How affected

S. 1.........................................

rs. 2008 No. 1

S. 4.........................................

am. 2008 No. 1

Note to s. 4............................

rs. 2008 No. 1

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rep. 2008 No. 1

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rs. 2008 No. 1

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

rs. 2008 No. 1

S. 8A.......................................

ad. 2008 No. 1

S. 9.........................................

rs. 2008 No. 1

S. 9A.......................................

ad. 2008 No. 1

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rs. 2008 No. 1

Schedule 2

 

Schedule 2............................

rs. 2008 No. 1