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This determination amends the Radiocommunications Licence Conditions (Fixed Licence) Determination 1997 and repeals the legislative instruments that underpinned the spectrum licensing framework for licences in the frequency range 27.5-28.35 GHz and the frequency range 31-31.3 GHz.
Administered by: Communications
Registered 13 Dec 2013
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR11-Feb-2014
Tabled Senate11-Feb-2014
Date of repeal 02 Feb 2014
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 5A of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003

Radiocommunications (26.531.3 GHz Band) Reform Instrument 2013

Radiocommunications Act 1992

The AUSTRALIAN COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA AUTHORITY makes this Determination under sections 39, 39A, 145 and 262 and paragraph 107(1)(f) of the Radiocommunications Act 1992 and under subsection 33(3) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

Dated 10th December 2013

 

Chris Chapman
[signed]
Member

Richard Bean
[signed]
Member/ General Manager

 

Australian Communications and Media Authority

1              Name of Instrument

                This Instrument is the Radiocommunications (26.5–31.3 GHz Band) Reform Instrument 2013.

2              Commencement

                This Instrument commences on 1 February 2014.1

3              Repeal

                The following legislative instruments are repealed:

(a)    Radiocommunications Advisory Guidelines (Managing Interference between 27 GHz and 28 GHz Spectrum-Licensed Services) 2000 (Federal Register of Legislative Instruments No. F2005B00152);

(b)   Radiocommunications Advisory Guidelines (Managing Interference from Non-spectrum-licensed Transmitters – 28 GHz and 31 GHz Bands) 1998 (Federal Register of Legislative Instruments No. F2005B01058);

(c)    Radiocommunications Advisory Guidelines (Protection of Non-spectrum-licensed Receivers – 28 GHz and 31 GHz Bands) 1998 (Federal Register of Legislative Instruments No. F2005B00444);

(d)   Radiocommunications Spectrum Marketing Plan (28 GHz and 31 GHz Bands) 1998 (Federal Register of Legislative Instruments No. F2005B00439); and

(e)    Radiocommunications (Unacceptable Levels of Interference – 28 GHz and 31 GHz Bands) Determination 1998 (Federal Register of Legislative Instruments No. F2005B00441).

4              Amendment of the Radiocommunications Licence Conditions (Fixed Licence) Determination 1997

                Schedule 1 amends the Radiocommunications Licence Conditions (Fixed Licence) Determination 1997.


 

Schedule 1     Amendments

                                    (section 4)

 

[1]       Paragraph 2(1)(b)

 

omit

 

(bb) or (bc)

 

insert

 

(bc) or (bd)

 

[2]       Paragraph 2(1)(bb)

           

omit

           

[3]       After paragraph 2(1)(bc))

           

insert

           

(bd) certain fixed licences (point to multipoint station) for a station that operates in the 26.5–31.3 GHz band are subject to the conditions in Part 3F;

 

[4]       Subsection 3(1), after definition of 13 GHz band

 

            insert

 

            26.5–31.3 GHz band means the frequency band 26.500–31.300 GHz.

 

 

[5]       Part 3, heading only

 

            substitute

 

Conditions for fixed licences (point to multipoint station) except licences for stations used to provide distance education, stations that operate in wireless access services (WAS) bands or stations that operate in the 26.531.3 GHz band

 

[6]       Section 6

 

            omit

 

            (a)        a station used to provide distance education services; or

            (b)        a station that operates in a wireless access service (WAS) band;

 

            insert

 

            (a)        a station used to provide distance education services;

            (b)        a station that operates in a wireless access service (WAS) band; or

            (c)        a station that operates in the 26.5–31.3 GHz band;

 

[7]       Part 3D

 

            omit

 

[8]       Part 3F

 

            insert

 

Part 3F           Conditions for fixed licences (point to multipoint station) for stations that operate in the 26.531.3 GHz band

 

11V                 Conditions

 

                        For paragraph 107(1)(f) of the Act, every fixed licence (point to multipoint station) for a station that operates in the 26.5–31.3 GHz band is subject to the conditions in this Part.

 

11W                Remote stations

 

                        If the station is a remote station, the licensee:

(a)        must not operate the station if its operation causes harmful interference to a service provided by another station; and

(b)       must operate the station to transmit to the base station using the receive or transmit frequencies specified on the licence for the base station.

 

            11X                 Adaptive transmit power control

 

The licensee must use adaptive transmit power control on each station that is authorised to be operated under the licence.

 

[9]       Schedule 3

 

            omit

Note

1.       All legislative instruments and compilations are registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments kept under the Legislative Instruments Act 2003. See http://www.frli.gov.au.