Auction roadmap for Digital Dividend - Giles Tanner
Auction RoadmapGiles TannerGeneral Manager, Digital Transition Division, ACMA
Australia’sDigital Dividend Digital Dividend 694 820 520
Yielding theDigital Dividend RestackRestack and Reallocation Processes completed Broadcasters relocate to new digital TV channels Start of restack preparations Analog switch off Digital TV restack planning Restack legislative amendments Mid 2012 Mid 2013 End 2014 2009 2010 2011 2012End 2013 2014 Start 2010 2013Digital Dividend Green Paper Recom’ to MinisterMinister’s media release Ministerial Declaration Ministerial Direction Discussion Paper Issue Licences Allocation Instruments Spectrum All spectrum Technical Framework Auction available for use KEY Minister ACMA Broadcasters DBCDE
The 2.5 GHz band The 2.5 GHz band 2 500 2 690 Source: www.acma.gov.au
2.5 GHz BandRelocation, Conversion and Reallocation Alternative bands – clear fixed links, develop sharing and coordination arrangements Technical Framework Ministerial Offer of Relocation of ENG Conversion & Designation Licences to alternative bands Relocation s.36 Recom’ Conversion to Minister Plan Mid 2012 Mid 2013 End 2014 2009 2010 2011 2012End 2013 2014 Start 2010 2013Discussion Paper Recom’ to Minister Ministerial Reallocation Declaration Response to Spectrum Issue Licences available Submissions Allocation Instruments Spectrum for use Technical Framework Auction (except for Perth) KEY Minister ACMA TOBN Licensees
Key Milestones Reached Spectrum Re-allocation Declarations Combinatorial Clock Auction format Auction Capability service provider The ACMA is now focusing on planning the auction and developing allocation instruments
Auction PlanningKey streams of work • Marketing Plans • Defined products for sale • Allocation Determination AIP • Auction procedures • Technical framework • Reserve price-setting • Auction IT system – develop, test, use Auction • Training for auction manager and bidders Capability
Auction PlanningTimetable FINAL allocation instruments Reserve prices DRAFT allocation instruments produced released at auction released for consultation registration stage Spectrum Auction2011 2012 Prototype online auction system draft rules built in Final bidder training/ mock auctions Online auction system with final rules built in
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