Mr134-10: More Spectrum Released To Improve Regional Mobile Telco Services

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ACMA Media

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134 /2010



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25 October 2010


More spectrum released to improve mobile

telecommunications in regional and remote

Australia


The Australian Communications and Media Authority has completed licensing for

spectrum for mobile telecommunications services at more than two thousand sites

throughout regional and remote Australia.

The ACMA called for applications for licences in the 2 GHz band in May 2010 and


has now issued licences for 1401 sites to Telstra.

‘This is an excellent outcome for regional and remote communities, and

demonstrates a heartening level of demand from industry for additional spectrum to

service those communities,’ said ACMA Chairman, Chris Chapman. 

The 2 GHz band is used by mobile carriers to provide third generation (3G) mobile

services. Further information about the sites where licences have been issued can

be found on the ACMA’s website.

The ACMA will now accept applications for additional licences in the 2 GHz band in

regional and remote areas of Australia via an over the counter administrative

process.

For more information or to arrange an interview please contact: Donald

Robertson, Media Manager, on (02) 9334 7980, 0418 86 1766 or

media@acma.gov.au.



The ACMA is Australia’s regulator for broadcasting, the internet, radiocommunications and

telecommunications. The ACMA’s strategic intent is to make communications and media work in

Australia’s public interest. For more information: www.acma.gov.au. 


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