Issue No 12: 11 May 2022



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  • ACOMMS 2022 - 25 August 2022 - Nominate here

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ACOMM 2022 Awards - Nominate Now!

Now in its 16th year, the annual ACOMM Awards for excellence in telecommunications are a nationally recognised and unmissable occasion on the telco events calendar.

To make a nomination, visit https://acomms.com.au/2022/nominate-now/

Nominations close Friday 27 May, 2022.

Planning the Spectrum Needs of Industry for the Next 5 Years

The Communications Alliance Satellite Services Working Group (SSWG) provided a submission in response to the Australian Communications and Media Authority’s consultation on their Draft Five-year spectrum outlook 2022–27 and 2022–23 work program.

The SSWG has welcomed the ACMA’s approach in taking a holistic and proactive look at satellite systems spectrum planning in Australia which, combined with a number of world leading initiatives, has once again positioned Australia among the world leaders in spectrum management. The SSWG has agreed with the ACMA’s view that there is no need for more prescriptive nor interventionist approaches to the regulation of satellite systems in Australia.  Satellite systems benefit from streamlined, light-touch and flexible administrative processes for licence applications and grants, with reasonable fees and reporting requirements.

Our submission works through over a dozen spectrum bands in identifying the needs and future plans of our members providing satellite services in Australia, including the benefits, technical challenges and commercial and economic risks in the work program.

New Members

Communications Alliance is pleased to welcome the following new member;




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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
Review of the 1.5 GHz band
National Data Security Action Plan Discussion PaperPMC10/06/2022
Statutory Review of the Consumer Data Right
Independent 5-year review of the TIOTIO

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