Australia Identifies 850 MHz for Public-Safety Mobile Broadband Capability
Thursday, May 14, 2020 | Comments

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) proposed optimizing and allocating the 850 MHz expansion band and 900 MHz band, using a market-based process in the fourth quarter of 2021, to facilitate the efficient allocation and use of these bands.

One objective is to support a national public-safety mobile broadband (PSMB) capability. The 850 MHz expansion band has been identified as a possible candidate to support a future PSMB capability. The government is prepared to reserve spectrum for PSMB, subject to the outcomes of continued discussions with state and territory governments.

In December 2018, the Council of Australian Governments agreed to a strategic road map for a national PSMB network. In November 2018, Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) Telco Authority announced a request for proposals (RFP) for a proof of concept for a national PSMB capability.

All jurisdictions agreed to continue to work together to resolve supporting spectrum arrangements in parallel with proof-of-concept trials.

Would you like to comment on this story? Find our comments system below.

Post a comment
Name: *
Email: *
Title: *
Comment: *


No Comments Submitted Yet

Be the first by using the form above to submit a comment!


August 2021

15 - 18
APCO Conference and Expo
San Antonio, Texas

September 2021

27 - 30
International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) 2021
Las Vegas

October 2021

18 - 20
Colorado NENA/APCO 2021 Conference

19 - 21
Comms Connect Melbourne
Melbourne, Australia

More Events >

Site Navigation