The ACMA is inviting licensees and interested parties to join the Technical Liaison Group (TLG) for the 2.3 GHz band.
The TLG is being convened to consider the review and development of the technical liaison group for the next iteration of spectrum licences in the 2.3 GHz band. Members of the TLG will collaborate with the ACMA in [...]Continue Reading →
Stakeholders interested in responding to the proposed new arrangements in the 2.5 GHz mid-band gap now have an extra week to do so. The ACMA has extended the submission date to 3 September 2012.
We would like to hear from interested stakeholders on:
- the regulatory framework that will enable the ACMA to convert [...] Continue Reading →
The ACMA has developed a licensing approach to facilitate the deployment of femtocells in areas where mobile carriers provide services under apparatus licences.
Femtocells have already been rolled out under existing spectrum licence arrangements in metropolitan and some regional areas of Australia. The proposed licensing arrangements will facilitate their deployment in other regional and remote [...]Continue Reading →
Don’t miss out on the chance to have your say on the ACMA’s Five-year spectrum outlook 2012–2016. We welcome feedback from interested stakeholders on the ACMA’s changing priorities and spectrum demand drivers for this period. Comments close on 31 August 2012.
The Outlook is a ‘living’ document, available in a digital format. The current and [...]Continue Reading →
The ACMA has released for public consultation draft legislative instruments that reform the advertising and disclosure program standards for commercial radio, following the release of the final report of the review of the Commercial Radio Standards on 14 November 2011.The ACMA is also consulting on its draft legislative instrument to revoke the current compliance program standard.
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The ACMA has published the final report of its review of the Commercial Radio Standards. The report outlines important reforms to the regulation of advertising and commercial influence in current affairs programs broadcast on commercial radio. The proposed reforms follow a comprehensive review of the Commercial Radio Standards, which involved extensive research and utilised submissions [...]Continue Reading →
The ACMA is reviewing the effectiveness of rules which protect premium SMS and MMS customers from rogue operators.
The rules being reviewed are within two service provider determinations which came into effect in 2010:
- the Barring Determination which provides customers the option to bar premium SMS and MMS and avoid unexpectedly high bills.
- the [...]
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The ACMA is seeking industry comment on three proposed changes to the Numbering Plan. The ACMA proposes to:
- Remove Schedule 12 in the Numbering Plan.
- Remove six service types that have no allocations and are no longer required and to remove the unused portions of number ranges from six service types with limited use.
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During 2010-11 the ACMA examined telephone number arrangements and sought feedback on short, medium and longer-term strategies to address issues identified with current telephone numbering.
The ACMA is progressing matters raised during the numbering work program and as an early action, plans to update the Telecommunications Numbering Plan 1997 (the Numbering Plan) in a number [...]Continue Reading →
Convergence has broken or is straining many of the constructs and concepts that form the building blocks of current communications and media regulation, according to analysis by the Australian Communications and Media Authority.
Broken Concepts: The Australian communications legislative landscape highlights the ever-increasing strain on old concepts struggling with new technology.
‘The constructs for [...]Continue Reading →