CommsDay Summit 2017
Westin Hotel, Sydney
Tuesday 11 April 2017
The ACMA’s approach to spectrum reform
Speech by Richard Bean
Acting Chairman, ACMA
Increasing demand for spectrum
The radiofrequency spectrum can only increase in importance as an enabler of economic and social activity and a source of competitive commercial advantage, and today I want to tell you about the ACMA’s approach to important reforms in spectrum management.
Our current Radiocommunications Act is 25 years old and I think it should go without saying that we need to be better able to respond to the pressures already building and develop approaches robust enough to support future innovation and growth in the years ahead.
And there is good news on that front—the new legislative and policy framework being developed by the government will open up significant reform opportunities and I want to tell you about some of the work the ACMA has been doing to prepare for the journey that is ahead of us.
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