The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is seeking feedback on any competition issues associated with an upcoming spectrum allocation which will impact rollout of 5G services across the Australian economy.
The ACCC has been asked to advise the Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, on whether limits should be imposed in the auction in order to protect and promote competition and, if so, how those limits should be applied.
Australia’s auction of the 26 gigahertz (GHz) spectrum band will take place in early 2021, run by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).
The 26 GHz spectrum band is expected to enable the launch of a range of innovative new services using 5G technology, particularly by boosting the capability of the Internet of Things. It is regarded as a “pioneer band” for 5G in the high-band or mmWave range.
“5G spectrum will allow for technological innovation across a variety of sectors, for example in mining, agriculture and manufacturing. It could also provide many benefits to small businesses and consumers in cities and regional towns across Australia,” ACCC Commissioner Cristina Cifuentes said.
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