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Radiocommunications 1.5 GHz Frequency Band Plan 2015

Authoritative Version
Plans/Communications as made
This plan revokes and replaces the 1.5 GHz Band Plan (the 1996 instrument) without making any significant changes to the regulatory arrangements created by the 1996 instrument.
Administered by: Communications and the Arts
Registered 14 Aug 2015
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR17-Aug-2015
Tabled Senate18-Aug-2015

Radiocommunications 1.5 GHz Frequency Band Plan 2015

Radiocommunications Act 1992

The AUSTRALIAN COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA AUTHORITY makes this frequency band plan under subsection 32(1) of the Radiocommunications Act 1992.

Dated: 10th August 2015

Chris Chapman
[signed]
Member

Richard Bean
[signed]
Member /General Manager

Australian Communications and Media Authority


1              Name of frequency band plan

This frequency band plan is the Radiocommunications 1.5 GHz Frequency Band Plan 2015.

2              Commencement

This frequency band plan commences on the day after it is registered.

Note           All legislative instruments must be registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments required to be maintained under the Legislative Instruments Act 2003.

3              Revocation

The 1.5 GHz Band Plan [F2005B01378] is revoked.

4              Interpretation

         (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 of Frequency Band Allocations in Part 2 of the spectrum plan, means a service specified in that item.

broadcasting-satellite service has the meaning given by the spectrum plan.

broadcasting service has the meaning given by the spectrum plan.

fixed service has the meaning given by the spectrum plan.

mobile service has the meaning given by the spectrum plan.

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

public telecommunications service means a telecommunications service used to supply a carriage service to the public.

Note 1       In accordance with paragraph 13(1)(b) of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003, other expressions in this frequency band plan have the same meaning as in the Act, including:

·         ACMA (see section 5)

·         frequency band (see section 5)

·         spectrum plan (see section 5)

Note 2       Other terms used in this frequency band plan may be defined in the Radiocommunications (Interpretation) Determination 2015, including:

·         Act

·         land station

5              Purpose of the 1.5 GHz band

Subject to section 6, 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.

6              Limitations on the use of the 1.5 GHz band

Subject to subsections 10(4), 10(5), 10(6), 10(7) and 10(8) of the spectrum plan, the limitations set out in clause 1 of Schedule 1 are placed on the use of frequency bands that are part of the 1.5 GHz band.

 


Schedule 1        Limitations on the use of the 1.5 GHz band

(section 6)

1              Limitations on the use of frequency bands in the 1.5 GHz band

The use of a frequency band mentioned in column 2 of an item in the table below is limited in the manner set out in column 3 of that item.

Column 1

Item no.

Column 2

Frequency band

Column 3

Limitation

1

1452 – 1492 MHz

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

(a) the person has continuously held a licence from 2 December 1996 onwards, 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 clause 2 of this Schedule 1 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 has continuously held a licence from 2 December 1996 onwards, 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.

5

1525 MHz – 1530 MHz

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

(a) the person has continuously held a licence from 2 December 1996 onwards, 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 clause 2 of this Schedule 1 for the delivery of public telecommunications services in a rural or remote area.

 


 

2              Permitted point to multipoint frequencies

For the purposes of paragraph (b) of the limitations in items 1 and 5 in the table in clause 1, the frequencies are:

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