3.6 GHz band spectrum auction results | ACMA

3.6 GHz band spectrum auction results

The ACMA conducted the 3.6 GHz band spectrum auction in November and December 2018.

There were four winning bidders in the auction. The winning prices are as follows:

Winning bidder Winning price

Dense Air Australia Pty Ltd

$18,492,000

Mobile JV Pty Limited

$263,283,800

Optus Mobile Pty Ltd

$185,069,100

Telstra Corporation Limited

$386,008,400

The following lots of a product have been allocated to winning bidders in the primary and secondary stages of the auction:

Region

No. of lots allocated

Winning bid price per 5 MHz lot, stages 1 and 2
$

 

 

Dense Air

Mobile JV

Optus

Telstra

 

Adelaide

6

12

0

7

536,000

Brisbane

7

12

0

6

880,000

Canberra

7

12

0

6

184,000

Melbourne

1

12

0

12

1,898,000

Sydney

1

12

0

12

2,164,000

Perth lower band

7

3

0

6

538,000

Perth upper band

0

9

0

0

811,000

North Queensland

0

8

7

10

481,400

Central Queensland

0

8

7

10

1,137,700

Regional Northern NSW/Southern Queensland

0

8

7

10

7,998,800

Regional Southern/Western NSW

0

6

6

13

11,269,900

Regional Victoria

0

8

7

10

2,685,600

Tasmania

0

8

7

10

860,100

Regional South Australia

0

4

6

15

2,912,100

Regional Western Australia

0

9

0

16

127,800

The map below illustrates the auction regions:

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The auction was conducted over three stages. The table above shows the combined total from the primary and secondary stages of the auction, when generic 5 MHz lots were allocated in each region.

The final assignment stage of the auction allocated specific frequency ranges to the spectrum won in the first two stages. Due to the design of the assignment stage, it is not possible to provide a breakup of prices paid in the assignment stage for specific regions. Total revenue in the assignment stage was $8,561,300.

The following frequency ranges have been assigned to lots allocated to each winning bidder:

Region

Frequencies assigned

 

Dense Air

Mobile JV

Optus

Telstra

Adelaide

3670 MHz–3700 MHz

3610 MHz–3670 MHz

N/A

3575 MHz–3610 MHz

Brisbane

3665 MHz–3700 MHz

3605 MHz–3665 MHz

N/A

3575 MHz–3605 MHz

Canberra

3605 MHz–3640 MHz

3640 MHz–3700 MHz

N/A

3575 MHz–3605 MHz

Melbourne

3695 MHz–3700 MHz

3635 MHz–3695 MHz

N/A

3575 MHz–3635 MHz

Sydney

3635 MHz–3640 MHz

3640 MHz–3700 MHz

N/A

3575 MHz–3635 MHz

Perth lower band

3605 MHz–3640 MHz

3640 MHz–3655 MHz

N/A

3575 MHz–3605 MHz

Perth upper band

N/A

3655 MHz–3700 MHz

N/A

N/A

North Queensland

N/A

3625 MHz–3665 MHz

3665 MHz–3700 MHz

3575 MHz–3625 MHz

Central Queensland

N/A

3625 MHz–3665 MHz

3665 MHz–3700 MHz

3575 MHz–3625 MHz

Regional Northern NSW/Southern Queensland

N/A

3625 MHz–3665 MHz

3665 MHz–3700 MHz

3575 MHz–3625 MHz

Regional Southern/Western NSW

N/A

3640 MHz–3670 MHz

3670 MHz–3700 MHz

3575 MHz–3640 MHz

 Regional Victoria  N/A  3625 MHz–3665 MHz  3665 MHz–3700 MHz  3575 MHz–3625 MHz
 Tasmania   N/A  3625 MHz–3665 MHz  3665 MHz–3700 MHz  3575 MHz–3625 MHz
 Regional South Australia  N/A  3650 MHz–3670 MHz  3670 MHz–3700 MHz  3575 MHz–3650 MHz
 Regional Western Australia  N/A 3655 MHz–3700 MHz  N/A  3575 MHz–3655 MHz

You can also download the 3.6 GHz auction spectrum map (PDF, 105 KB), which is a pictorial representation of the frequency ranges assigned to lots allocated to winning bidders in the auction.

Last updated: 10 December 2018