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Five-year spectrum outlook 2016–20

Consultation closes: 20 January 2017

IFC: 23/2016 FYSO



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Five-year spectrum outlook 2016–20

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Five-year spectrum outlook

The Five-year spectrum outlook (FYSO) provides an annual overview of the ACMA’s spectrum management priorities and issues over the near to medium term, and its plans to address them. Stakeholders can use the document to identify when the ACMA expects a particular work program to commence, and to understand the priority applied to particular activities by the ACMA.

The FYSO is an important component of the ACMA’s consultation and planning framework for spectrum management. It provides information on demand pressures for spectrum and other significant challenges arising from the external environment. Publication of the FYSO supports consultation on specific spectrum issues, discussion papers and feedback through the ACMA’s RadComms conferences and spectrum tune-ups.

This edition of the FYSO will be used to more actively seek engagement with industry on the ACMA’s spectrum management priorities and work plan. Stakeholders will have more information on what the ACMA is working on and why, and more opportunity to feedback into the process, including the format and detail of the work plan.

The ACMA has released the 2016–20 edition of the FYSO for discussion and input.

Any further written comments or queries regarding the preparation of the next edition of the FYSO may be forwarded:

By email to:  

By mail to:
The Manager, Spectrum Licensing Policy section
Spectrum Management Policy Branch
Australian Communications and Media Authority
PO Box 13112
Law Courts
Melbourne VIC 8010

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