Attention all AWL Seekers!

Applications for Area-Wide Licences (AWLs) in the 3.4–4.0 GHz band open on Monday, June 24th at 11 am AEST.

Don’t miss out – be ready. Prepare your applications NOW!

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Applications Accepted on a First-in-Time Basis

This is your chance to secure up to 20 MHz of 3.4–4.0 GHz bandwidth in remote areas. With applications accepted on a first-in-time basis, speed is key! Current licensees can also apply to vary their licence for new frequencies or geographic areas.

Skilled ACMA Accredited Persons

Our in-house Accredited Persons (APs), who are well-versed in ACMA regulations, can significantly streamline the licensing process. They provide our clients with invaluable guidance, ensuring that applications are correctly prepared and submitted. Read more on our ACMA Licence Management page.

Summary of ACMA Information 

Introduction to Area-Wide Licences (AWLs)

Purpose:

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) authorises access to the 3.4–4.0 GHz band in remote areas through AWLs, offering flexibility for various network sizes and innovative technologies.

Function:

AWLs allow operation of multiple radiocommunications devices within a defined geographic area at specified frequencies, adhering to licence conditions.

2023 Spectrum Allocation and New Applications

2023 Allocation:

32 AWLs were issued in 2023 through an application window for the 3.4–4.0 GHz band in remote areas.

Upcoming Applications:

From 11 am (AEST), Monday 24 June 2024, applications for the remaining spectrum in this band in remote areas will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Application Process

Bandwidth Limit:

Applications can request up to 20 MHz of bandwidth per application, not per applicant.

Accredited Persons:

Engage accredited persons to ensure technical compliance and avoid overlaps with 2023 AWLs.

Use Cases

Use Cases: 

Includes wireless mobile broadband, fixed wireless access, private networks (e.g., mines, hospitals), government-only wireless broadband, IoT, and M2M communications.

Potential Users:

Mobile network operators, wireless ISPs, enterprise providers, and wholesale infrastructure providers.

Geographic Areas and HCIS

Defined Areas: 

Metropolitan, Regional, Remote, and Australia-wide (excluding external territories).

HCIS:

Hierarchical Cell Identification Scheme defines the geographic areas for spectrum allocation.

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