These papers explore the role of secondary markets for spectrum in Australia and consider how secondary spectrum markets can be facilitated.
This paper is the first in a series that will look at the legislative framework that underpins spectrum management in Australia.
Technology advances are finding new and important uses for spectrum, but spectrum is becoming increasingly scarce. Does this mean the existing spectrum management framework needs significant reform?
Freeing up spectrum means examining the way spectrum bands are currently used and seeing if those bands can be used more efficiently and effectively.
Long-term reform agendas often begin with important, but minor, quick fixes. To start the process, some small definitional amendments to existing legislation are being made as a priority.