The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has proposed regulatory changes which will remove a technical barrier in accessing spectrum for wireless machine-to-machine links that support the Internet of Things.
The proposed changes
are to ACMA’s class licensing regime, Radiocommunications
(Low Interference Potential Devices) Class Licence 2015, where a limit on the minimum bandwidth of digital modulation transmitters in
MHz, 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz bands
will be removed.
Australian radiocommunications devices to operate under a licence.
bands support data
telemetry, machine data and monitoring, sensor networks, smart
metering, security systems and industrial control.
frequency bands are also part of the proposed changes, which are
6.0–8.5 GHz, 24.05–26.5 GHz and 57–64 GHz. These
are for radiodetermination transmitters for production/industrial
new bands include 6000–6800 MHz for in-ground ultra-wide bandwidth
transmitters, and 122.25–123 GHz and 244–246 GHz for transmitters
to align with European arrangements.
material analysis transmitters in the 2.2–8.5 GHz band are also
proposals are a part of our work in
looking at Australia’s state of readiness for IoT and identifying
areas where the ACMA can further assist IoT developments,” ACMA’s
chairman, Chris Chapman, said in a statement.
to the proposed
changes will close on COB 26 February 2016.