Australian amateurs may keep 2.3GHz

| September 20, 2013

The Wireless Institute of Australia reports that VK amateurs may win a reprieve for the 2300-2302MHz amateur band, which is under threat from spectrum licensing. In February 2013, the Australian Communications and Media Authority, Australia’s equivalent to Ofcom released a discussion paper proposing to withdraw the 2300-2302MHz amateur allocation so that 2300-2400MHz could be re-allocated for Spectrum Licensing. The WIA made a submission in response to the discussion paper, seeking to have a 150kHz segment, from 2300-2300.15MHz, retained for the amateur service on at least a co-primary basis. 93 percent of the submissions in response to the discussion paper objected to the ACMA’s proposal and of those, 30 percent indicated support for the WIA. Many submissions of the 124 sent to the ACMA were from individuals. The WIA says that it looks forward to working with the ACMA to achieve a positive outcome for the 2300-2302MHz band in Australia.

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