Welcome to the draft allocation instrumentsindustry briefing session – digital dividend auctionWe will begin shortly.If yo...
Briefing session - overview> Presented by Jane Cole, ACMA> PowerPoint slideshow via GoToWebinar> Audio via tele-conference...
Questions?Please use the ‘raise hand’ icon in Webinar> If you would like to ask a question, you  can click on the ‘raise h...
Agenda> Tuesday, 24 April 2012, 2.00pm (Sydney, Melbourne and  Canberra local time)> Presented by Jane Cole, Manager, Majo...
Welcome and introduction
Introduction> ACMA preparing to allocate spectrum in the 700 MHz and 2.5 GHz   bands – ‘the digital dividend auction’> Onl...
Applicant Information Pack Plain English Covering Paper                                         Unacceptable Allocation   ...
Today’s briefing> Purpose:   >    Opportunity for you to ask questions, seek clarification about the        draft instrume...
Draft marketing plans – s39A
Draft marketing plans - overview> Specify the spectrum products that will be available in each band   >    Lot configurati...
Spectrum space                 > Spectrum space = a space with:                     > Frequency boundaries                ...
Lot configuration – 700 MHz band> Nine uniform frequency lots, each providing for coverage across one    nationwide region...
Lot configuration – 2.5 GHz band> 14 uniform frequency lots, each providing for coverage across 11   discrete regions with...
Lot configuration –  2.5 GHzMetro ACT    A1    B1    C1    D1    E1    F1    G1    H1    I1    J1    K1    L1    M1    N1 ...
CCA – Package bidding  Package bidding provide the option of  aggregating spectrum lotsMetro ACT    A1    B1    C1    D1  ...
CCA – Package bidding  Package bidding provide the option of  aggregating spectrum lotsMetro ACT    A1    B1    C1    D1  ...
CCA – Package bidding  Package bidding provide the option of  aggregating spectrum lotsMetro ACT    A1    B1    C1    D1  ...
Lot categorisation – 700 MHz band> Emission limits at the lower 700 MHz band edge, to manage potential   interference from...
Licence commencement and duration – 700 MHzband> Proposal to:   >    Commence new licences on 1 January 2015   >    Make l...
Licence commencement and duration – 2.5 GHzband > Spectrum licences for most areas commence on 1 October 2014 > Licences s...
Marketing plans – key issues> Lot configuration> Lot categorisation in 700 MHz band> Interference management condition in ...
Draft allocation determination – s60
Draft allocation determination - overview> Details draft CCA procedures> Sets out the rules the ACMA intends to apply to t...
Auction rules - competition limits> The Minister has directed the ACMA to impose limits on the amount of   spectrum that c...
Draft rules - affiliated applicants> ‘Affiliated’ applicants will not be able to participate in the auction as   separate ...
Draft rules - lot ratings and reserve prices> Lot ratings determine the relative value of a spectrum lot for the   purpose...
Auction rules – key issues> Affiliated applicants> Lot ratings and reserve price setting (timing)> Information policy> Enf...
Application and registration process - timeline                                                                           ...
Next steps and Q&A
Next steps> The ACMA welcomes comments on the draft instruments until   Wednesday 9 May 2012> A separate consultation pape...
Questions?Please use the ‘raise hand’ icon in Webinar> If you would like to ask a question, you  can click on the ‘raise h...
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ACMA - Draft Allocations Instruments Industry Briefing - 24 April 2012

  1. 1. Welcome to the draft allocation instrumentsindustry briefing session – digital dividend auctionWe will begin shortly.If you experience difficulty trying to join please emailmajorspectrumallocations@acma.gov.au or call + 61 3 9963 6837
  2. 2. Briefing session - overview> Presented by Jane Cole, ACMA> PowerPoint slideshow via GoToWebinar> Audio via tele-conference call. The tele-conference may be recorded for probity reasons.> Questions during and/or after the presentation> Webinar attendees may include journalists
  3. 3. Questions?Please use the ‘raise hand’ icon in Webinar> If you would like to ask a question, you can click on the ‘raise hand’ icon. This will inform the presenter that you would like to ask a question.> When it’s your turn to speak, the presenter will un-mute your microphone.> The chat box, which is shown here, is disabled for the webinar.> If you are attending by phone only, you will not be able to ask questions> Questions after the webinar can be emailed to majorspectrumallocations@acma.gov.au
  4. 4. Agenda> Tuesday, 24 April 2012, 2.00pm (Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra local time)> Presented by Jane Cole, Manager, Major Spectrum Allocations Item Time Topic 1 2.00 – 2.10 Welcome and introduction 2 2.10 – 2.30 Draft marketing plans for the 700 MHz and 2.5 GHz bands Draft allocation determination for the 700 MHz and 2.5 GHz 3 2.30 – 2.50 bands 4 2.50 – 3.20 Questions 5 3.20 – 3.30 Next steps
  5. 5. Welcome and introduction
  6. 6. Introduction> ACMA preparing to allocate spectrum in the 700 MHz and 2.5 GHz bands – ‘the digital dividend auction’> Online auction using a combinatorial clock auction format> ACMA currently preparing Applicant Information Package, including auction instruments> Informal consultation with stakeholders since November 2011> Formal consultation on auction instruments commenced on 11 April 2012> Comments welcome until Wednesday 9 May 2012
  7. 7. Applicant Information Pack Plain English Covering Paper Unacceptable Allocation Marketing Interference (s.145)Determination Plans (s.60) (s.39A) Advisory Guidelines (s.262) Application Forms
  8. 8. Today’s briefing> Purpose: > Opportunity for you to ask questions, seek clarification about the draft instruments > To assist you in preparing submissions> Structure: > Overview of draft instruments - focusing on key items we would like your comments on > Questions > Next steps
  9. 9. Draft marketing plans – s39A
  10. 10. Draft marketing plans - overview> Specify the spectrum products that will be available in each band > Lot configuration > Lot categorisation> Describe conditions that will apply to spectrum licences issued > Licence commencement and duration > Licence conditions> Cross reference allocation determination
  11. 11. Spectrum space > Spectrum space = a space with: > Frequency boundaries > Geographic boundaries > Time limitations (optional)
  12. 12. Lot configuration – 700 MHz band> Nine uniform frequency lots, each providing for coverage across one nationwide region covering all of Australia> Each frequency lot consists of 5 MHz in the upper and lower part of the band> All lots are generic (ie good substitutes)> Separated by a mid-band gap National lot A B C D E F G H I Mid-band A B C D E F G H I gap (not on offer)
  13. 13. Lot configuration – 2.5 GHz band> 14 uniform frequency lots, each providing for coverage across 11 discrete regions within Australia > 8 metro areas – ACT, Adelaide, Brisbane, Darwin, Hobart, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth > 2 regional areas – regional eastern Australia, regional western Australia > 1 remote area> Each frequency lot consists of 5 MHz in the upper and lower part of the band> Separated by a mid-band gap
  14. 14. Lot configuration – 2.5 GHzMetro ACT A1 B1 C1 D1 E1 F1 G1 H1 I1 J1 K1 L1 M1 N1 A1 B1 C1 D1 E1 F1 G1 H1 I1 J1 K1 L1 M1 N1Metro A2 B2 C2 D2 E2 F2 G2 H2 I2 J2 K2 L2 M2 N2 A2 B2 C2 D2 E2 F2 G2 H2 I2 J2 K2 L2 M2 N2AdelaideMetro A3 B3 C3 D3 E3 F3 G3 H3 I3 J3 K3 L3 M3 N3 A3 B3 C3 D3 E3 F3 G3 H3 I3 J3 K3 L3 M3 N3BrisbaneMetro A4 B4 C4 D4 E4 F4 G4 H4 I4 J4 K4 L4 M4 N4 A4 B4 C4 D4 E4 F4 G4 H4 I4 J4 K4 L4 M4 N4DarwinMetro Mid-band gap (not on offer) A5 B5 C5 D5 E5 F5 G5 H5 I5 J5 K5 L5 M5 N5 A5 B5 C5 D5 E5 F5 G5 H5 I5 J5 K5 L5 M5 N5HobartMetro Melb A6 B6 C6 D6 E6 F6 G6 H6 I6 J6 K6 L6 M6 N6 A6 B6 C6 D6 E6 F6 G6 H6 I6 J6 K6 L6 M6 N6Metro A7 B7 C7 D7 E7 F7 G7 H7 I7 J7 K7 L7 M7 N7 A7 B7 C7 D7 E7 F7 G7 H7 I7 J7 K7 L7 M7 N7PerthMetro A8 B8 C8 D8 E8 F8 G8 H8 I8 J8 K8 L8 M8 N8 A8 B8 C8 D8 E8 F8 G8 H8 I8 J8 K8 L8 M8 N8SydneyRegional A9 B9 C9 D9 E9 F9 G9 H9 I9 J9 K9 L9 M9 N9 A9 B9 C9 D9 E9 F9 G9 H9 I9 J9 K9 L9 M9 N9easternAustraliaRegional A10 B10 C10 D10 E10 F10 G10 H10 I10 J10 K10 L10 M10 N10 A10 B10 C10 D10 E10 F10 G10 H10 I10 J10 K10 L10 M10 N10westernAustraliaRemote A11 B11 C11 D11 E11 F11 G11 H11 I11 J11 K11 L11 M11 N11 A11 B11 C11 D11 E11 F11 G11 H11 I11 J11 K11 L11 M11 N11Australia
  15. 15. CCA – Package bidding Package bidding provide the option of aggregating spectrum lotsMetro ACT A1 B1 C1 D1 E1 F1 G1 H1 I1 J1 K1 L1 M1 N1 A1 B1 C1 D1 E1 F1 G1 H1 I1 J1 K1 L1 M1 N1Metro A2 B2 C2 D2 E2 F2 G2 H2 I2 J2 K2 L2 M2 N2 A2 B2 C2 D2 E2 F2 G2 H2 I2 J2 K2 L2 M2 N2AdelaideMetro A3 B3 C3 D3 E3 F3 G3 H3 I3 J3 K3 L3 M3 N3 A3 B3 C3 D3 E3 F3 G3 H3 I3 J3 K3 L3 M3 N3BrisbaneMetro A4 B4 C4 D4 E4 F4 G4 H4 I4 J4 K4 L4 M4 N4 A4 B4 C4 D4 E4 F4 G4 H4 I4 J4 K4 L4 M4 N4DarwinMetro Mid-band gap (not on offer) A5 B5 C5 D5 E5 F5 G5 H5 I5 J5 K5 L5 M5 N5 A5 B5 C5 D5 E5 F5 G5 H5 I5 J5 K5 L5 M5 N5HobartMetro Melb A6 B6 C6 D6 E6 F6 G6 H6 I6 J6 K6 L6 M6 N6 A6 B6 C6 D6 E6 F6 G6 H6 I6 J6 K6 L6 M6 N6Metro A7 B7 C7 D7 E7 F7 G7 H7 I7 J7 K7 L7 M7 N7 A7 B7 C7 D7 E7 F7 G7 H7 I7 J7 K7 L7 M7 N7PerthMetro A8 B8 C8 D8 E8 F8 G8 H8 I8 J8 K8 L8 M8 N8 A8 B8 C8 D8 E8 F8 G8 H8 I8 J8 K8 L8 M8 N8SydneyRegional A9 B9 C9 D9 E9 F9 G9 H9 I9 J9 K9 L9 M9 N9 A9 B9 C9 D9 E9 F9 G9 H9 I9 J9 K9 L9 M9 N9easternAustraliaRegional A10 B10 C10 D10 E10 F10 G10 H10 I10 J10 K10 L10 M10 N10 A10 B10 C10 D10 E10 F10 G10 H10 I10 J10 K10 L10 M10 N10westernAustraliaRemote A11 B11 C11 D11 E11 F11 G11 H11 I11 J11 K11 L11 M11 N11 A11 B11 C11 D11 E11 F11 G11 H11 I11 J11 K11 L11 M11 N11Australia
  16. 16. CCA – Package bidding Package bidding provide the option of aggregating spectrum lotsMetro ACT A1 B1 C1 D1 E1 F1 G1 H1 I1 J1 K1 L1 M1 N1 A1 B1 C1 D1 E1 F1 G1 H1 I1 J1 K1 L1 M1 N1Metro A2 B2 C2 D2 E2 F2 G2 H2 I2 J2 K2 L2 M2 N2 A2 B2 C2 D2 E2 F2 G2 H2 I2 J2 K2 L2 M2 N2AdelaideMetro A3 B3 C3 D3 E3 F3 G3 H3 I3 J3 K3 L3 M3 N3 A3 B3 C3 D3 E3 F3 G3 H3 I3 J3 K3 L3 M3 N3BrisbaneMetro A4 B4 C4 D4 E4 F4 G4 H4 I4 J4 K4 L4 M4 N4 A4 B4 C4 D4 E4 F4 G4 H4 I4 J4 K4 L4 M4 N4DarwinMetro Mid-band gap (not on offer) A5 B5 C5 D5 E5 F5 G5 H5 I5 J5 K5 L5 M5 N5 A5 B5 C5 D5 E5 F5 G5 H5 I5 J5 K5 L5 M5 N5HobartMetro Melb A6 B6 C6 D6 E6 F6 G6 H6 I6 J6 K6 L6 M6 N6 A6 B6 C6 D6 E6 F6 G6 H6 I6 J6 K6 L6 M6 N6Metro A7 B7 C7 D7 E7 F7 G7 H7 I7 J7 K7 L7 M7 N7 A7 B7 C7 D7 E7 F7 G7 H7 I7 J7 K7 L7 M7 N7PerthMetro A8 B8 C8 D8 E8 F8 G8 H8 I8 J8 K8 L8 M8 N8 A8 B8 C8 D8 E8 F8 G8 H8 I8 J8 K8 L8 M8 N8SydneyRegional A9 B9 C9 D9 E9 F9 G9 H9 I9 J9 K9 L9 M9 N9 A9 B9 C9 D9 E9 F9 G9 H9 I9 J9 K9 L9 M9 N9easternAustraliaRegional A10 B10 C10 D10 E10 F10 G10 H10 I10 J10 K10 L10 M10 N10 A10 B10 C10 D10 E10 F10 G10 H10 I10 J10 K10 L10 M10 N10westernAustraliaRemote A11 B11 C11 D11 E11 F11 G11 H11 I11 J11 K11 L11 M11 N11 A11 B11 C11 D11 E11 F11 G11 H11 I11 J11 K11 L11 M11 N11Australia
  17. 17. CCA – Package bidding Package bidding provide the option of aggregating spectrum lotsMetro ACT A1 B1 C1 D1 E1 F1 G1 H1 I1 J1 K1 L1 M1 N1 A1 B1 C1 D1 E1 F1 G1 H1 I1 J1 K1 L1 M1 N1Metro A2 B2 C2 D2 E2 F2 G2 H2 I2 J2 K2 L2 M2 N2 A2 B2 C2 D2 E2 F2 G2 H2 I2 J2 K2 L2 M2 N2AdelaideMetro A3 B3 C3 D3 E3 F3 G3 H3 I3 J3 K3 L3 M3 N3 A3 B3 C3 D3 E3 F3 G3 H3 I3 J3 K3 L3 M3 N3BrisbaneMetro A4 B4 C4 D4 E4 F4 G4 H4 I4 J4 K4 L4 M4 N4 A4 B4 C4 D4 E4 F4 G4 H4 I4 J4 K4 L4 M4 N4DarwinMetro Mid-band gap (not on offer) A5 B5 C5 D5 E5 F5 G5 H5 I5 J5 K5 L5 M5 N5 A5 B5 C5 D5 E5 F5 G5 H5 I5 J5 K5 L5 M5 N5HobartMetro Melb A6 B6 C6 D6 E6 F6 G6 H6 I6 J6 K6 L6 M6 N6 A6 B6 C6 D6 E6 F6 G6 H6 I6 J6 K6 L6 M6 N6Metro A7 B7 C7 D7 E7 F7 G7 H7 I7 J7 K7 L7 M7 N7 A7 B7 C7 D7 E7 F7 G7 H7 I7 J7 K7 L7 M7 N7PerthMetro A8 B8 C8 D8 E8 F8 G8 H8 I8 J8 K8 L8 M8 N8 A8 B8 C8 D8 E8 F8 G8 H8 I8 J8 K8 L8 M8 N8SydneyRegional A9 B9 C9 D9 E9 F9 G9 H9 I9 J9 K9 L9 M9 N9 A9 B9 C9 D9 E9 F9 G9 H9 I9 J9 K9 L9 M9 N9easternAustraliaRegional A10 B10 C10 D10 E10 F10 G10 H10 I10 J10 K10 L10 M10 N10 A10 B10 C10 D10 E10 F10 G10 H10 I10 J10 K10 L10 M10 N10westernAustraliaRemote A11 B11 C11 D11 E11 F11 G11 H11 I11 J11 K11 L11 M11 N11 A11 B11 C11 D11 E11 F11 G11 H11 I11 J11 K11 L11 M11 N11Australia
  18. 18. Lot categorisation – 700 MHz band> Emission limits at the lower 700 MHz band edge, to manage potential interference from spectrum licensed services into adjacent DTT services Existing Broadcast Services Band (BSB) – UHF TV CHs 28-69 Future BSB:UHF TV CHs 28-51 Digital Dividend Block B Block C Block D Block E> Draft instruments – lots are generic (no separate category of lot at the bottom of the 700 MHz band)
  19. 19. Licence commencement and duration – 700 MHzband> Proposal to: > Commence new licences on 1 January 2015 > Make licences subject to a condition designed to prevent interference to any broadcasting services that remain legally operating in the band after licence commencement> 15 year licence duration> A separate consultation paper on a set of issues relevant to product certainty and auction timing is planned for release in the second quarter of 2012
  20. 20. Licence commencement and duration – 2.5 GHzband > Spectrum licences for most areas commence on 1 October 2014 > Licences solely for the Perth/regional western Australia region will have a later commencement date of 1 February 2016 > Licences that cover the Perth/regional western Australia region as well as other areas may commence on 1 October 2014 > subject to a condition preventing the operation of radiocommunication devices in the Perth/regional western Australia region until 1 February 2016
  21. 21. Marketing plans – key issues> Lot configuration> Lot categorisation in 700 MHz band> Interference management condition in 700 MHz band
  22. 22. Draft allocation determination – s60
  23. 23. Draft allocation determination - overview> Details draft CCA procedures> Sets out the rules the ACMA intends to apply to the digital dividend auction> Includes draft rules on administrative matters such as the bidder registration process, fees and other amounts to be paid
  24. 24. Auction rules - competition limits> The Minister has directed the ACMA to impose limits on the amount of spectrum that can be allocated to any one bidder and its associates> The limits cap the total amount of spectrum that a single bidder can acquire in each band> Bidders will be able to acquire a maximum of: > 20 MHz paired (40 MHz total) in the 700 MHz band > 40 MHz paired (80 MHz total) in the 2.5 GHz band> Paired configuration - one lot will be in the lower and one in the upper part of the band
  25. 25. Draft rules - affiliated applicants> ‘Affiliated’ applicants will not be able to participate in the auction as separate bidders> Two bidders will be affiliated if one is an ‘associate’ of the other, or if they have an associate in common> Associate defined in the determination (drawn from comp. limits direction)> The draft determination sets out rules for dealing with the identification and treatment of affiliated applicants
  26. 26. Draft rules - lot ratings and reserve prices> Lot ratings determine the relative value of a spectrum lot for the purpose of the auction> Lots seen as more valuable given a higher number of lot rating points> Ratings used to set the maximum quantity of lots a bidder is initially allowed to bid on, and the initial participation amount they must pay> ACMA must set the lot rating and reserve price for each lot in each frequency band after the application deadline but before the auction> Proposing to release this information 6-8 weeks before the auction
  27. 27. Auction rules – key issues> Affiliated applicants> Lot ratings and reserve price setting (timing)> Information policy> Enforcement procedures> Payment terms
  28. 28. Application and registration process - timeline Applicants provide Reserve prices and *AUCTION* a statutory lot ratings provided Registrations close Applications (eligibility deadline)Auction close declaration re to applicants/advertised / (application affiliates, or make a Registrations openApplications deadline) new applicationopen ACMA to circulate ACMA confirms Information on registrations affiliates to all Deadline for any new applicants applicants arising from affiliation process to complete application (not more than) within 5 4-8 weeks 10 working days 5 working days 15 working days Up to 1 week 3-4 weeks working days at least 3 weeks ACMA considers affiliations within 1 week between applicants APPLICATION STAGE REGISTRATION STAGE By the application deadline, applicants By the eligibility deadline, applicants will #1 Mock auction will need to: need to: submit a completed application form submit a completed eligibility submit a completed deed of Bidder tutorial nomination form #2 Mock auction acknowledgement pay an eligibility payment (linked to submit a completed deed(s) of nominated initial eligibility points) or confidentiality provide a completed Deed of Financial pay the application fee Security
  29. 29. Next steps and Q&A
  30. 30. Next steps> The ACMA welcomes comments on the draft instruments until Wednesday 9 May 2012> A separate consultation paper on a set of issues relevant to product certainty and auction timing is planned for release in the second quarter of 2012> All comments will be considered in preparing the final instruments, expected to be released as part of the AIP in the second half of 2012
  31. 31. Questions?Please use the ‘raise hand’ icon in Webinar> If you would like to ask a question, you can click on the ‘raise hand’ icon. This will inform the presenter that you would like to ask a question.> When it’s your turn to speak, the presenter will un-mute your microphone.> The chat box, which is shown here, is disabled for the webinar.> If you are attending by phone only, you will not be able to ask questions> Questions after the webinar can be emailed to majorspectrumallocations@acma.gov.au> www.engage.acma.gov.au/digitaldividend
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