Australia Arranges Second 5G Spectrum Sale

Originally posted on Mobile World Live on Oct. 25, 2019 

The Australian government laid out plans to hold a second 5G auction in early 2021, with allocations of 2.4 GHz in the 26 GHz band.

Paul Fletcher, minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, issued a spectrum reallocation declaration for the 26 GHz band, after the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) summited a spectrum plan based on responses from an industry consultation.

ACMA will reallocate spectrum across 29 cities and regional centres to accommodate new wireless broadband services, including 5G, under spectrum licensing arrangements.

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