Issue No 34: 6 December 2021



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Proposed updates to the Low Interference Potential Devices Class Licence for 6 GHz RLANs

The Communications Alliance Satellite Services Working Group (SSWG) has provided a submission to the ACMA on their proposed updates to the Low Interference Potential Devices (LIPD) Class Licence for the 6 GHz radio local area networks (RLANs).

The SSWG accepts the ACMA’s proposal to allow RLAN equipment, such as next generation Wi-Fi 6e equipment, to operate at low power levels in the lower part of the 6 GHz band. The SSWG would also not oppose consideration of the upper 6 GHz band for RLANs in the LIPD class licence, subject to the same technical constraints as the lower 6 GHz for the protection of Fixed Satellite Services (FSS) uplinks.

However, the SSWG does not support higher power devices for outdoor use under a dynamic spectrum access system, such as the automatic frequency coordination (AFC) system, adopted in the U.S. Regional deployment of RLANs. These devices pose a long-term threat of aggregate interference to FSS uplinks in the 6 GHz band.

Our Member MNF Group has Rebranded to SymbioSymbio

As Symbio expands their business to serve global markets, the change of name presents a consistent brand domestically and internationally; assisting in the simplification of their operations and supporting their strategy to be a world-class software company.

To keep up to date with all things Symbio, please follow their LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/company/symbio-global/

New Member

Communications Alliance is pleased to welcome the following new member:

NEC Australia



NEC has delivered world-class technology solutions and services to customers across the globe, for more than a century. For over 50 years in Australia, NEC has built a sophisticated technology and anything-as-a-service company which brings together the best technology and the best people to ensure our customers capture maximum value from their IT and networking investments. NEC connects people through reliable communication infrastructure while also helping to keep communities safe and secure with intelligent surveillance systems and the world's leading biometrics identification technologies.

Current Consultations

Below is a list of currently open telecommunications-related consultations being conducted by Government and other organisations that provide an opportunity for you to have your say.

Communications Alliance members interested in contributing to an industry submission (if one is being developed in response to a specific consultation) should contact us.

ConsultationOrganisationClosing Date
Implementation of Parliamentary Committee and Auditor-General Recommendations - Department of Home AffairsAustralian National Audit Office27/02/2022
Privacy Act Review Discussion Paper
Response to the implementation of the Spectrum Pricing Review (part 2)
SBAS Final Access Determination Inquiry
Online Privacy Bill Exposure Draft

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