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Workshop overviewJane ColeManager, Digital Transition Division, ACMA
Context - Spectrum auctions inAustralia> History of progression in approach in Australia and  internationally> Move away f...
Context - Spectrum auctions inAustralia> Early spectrum auctions in Australia:  - SMRA or open outcry  - all lots auctione...
Context - Spectrum auctions inAustralia   Auction                   Year   Type   800 and 1800 MHz PCS      1998   SMR   a...
Context - Spectrum auctions inAustralia> Auction format decided on a case by case  basis, taking into account product char...
2012 digital dividend auction –700 MHz and 2.5 GHz bands> ACMA is planning to reallocate spectrum in the 700  MHz or ‘digi...
2012 digital dividend auction –combinatorial clock auction> Overseas trend towards using the CCA to allocate  spectrum> Pa...
Auction PlanningKey streams of work   • Marketing Plans                              • Defined products for sale   • Alloc...
Approach to the AIP - overview                               Domestic Precedents                   Examining past ACA/ACMA...
Auction planning timetable                                                     FINAL allocation instruments   Reserve pric...
Workshop overview> Structure of the CCA> CCA from a bidder’s perspective> Winner determination and pricing rule> Activity ...
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Digital dividend auction workshop overview - Jane Cole - ACMA

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Presentation by the ACMA's Jane Cole to the January 2012 digital dividend auction stakeholder workshops

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Digital dividend auction workshop overview - Jane Cole - ACMA

  1. 1. Workshop overviewJane ColeManager, Digital Transition Division, ACMA
  2. 2. Context - Spectrum auctions inAustralia> History of progression in approach in Australia and internationally> Move away from merits-based spectrum allocation and sealed-tender processes> Move towards price-based allocation (auction)> More recent movement – what type of auction?
  3. 3. Context - Spectrum auctions inAustralia> Early spectrum auctions in Australia: - SMRA or open outcry - all lots auctioned at once - multiple rounds of bidding - ascending prices - specific lots> Australia at the forefront of online spectrum auctions
  4. 4. Context - Spectrum auctions inAustralia Auction Year Type 800 and 1800 MHz PCS 1998 SMR allocation 1 800 and 1800 MHz PCS 1998 Open outcry allocation 2 1.8 GHz PCS 2000 2000 SMR 3.4 GHz fixed wireless 2000 SMR access 2 GHz third generation 2001 SMR mobiles 2.3 GHz – residual lots 2011 Open outcry
  5. 5. Context - Spectrum auctions inAustralia> Auction format decided on a case by case basis, taking into account product characteristics> Radcomms Act objectives: - efficient allocation and use - maximise the public benefit derived from use of the spectrum - efficient, equitable and transparent system of charging for use of the spectrum
  6. 6. 2012 digital dividend auction –700 MHz and 2.5 GHz bands> ACMA is planning to reallocate spectrum in the 700 MHz or ‘digital dividend’> ACMA is also planning to reallocate spectrum in the 2.5 GHz band> Decision to auction both bands together - high level of complementarity - prospective bidder preference
  7. 7. 2012 digital dividend auction –combinatorial clock auction> Overseas trend towards using the CCA to allocate spectrum> Particularly well suited for this auction – multi- band, high level of complementarity between the bands> Numerous benefits - Bidders can bid for packages of lots - no exposure risk - Multiple open rounds - aids price discovery - Pricing rule - simpler to develop bidding strategy - Generic lots - assigns contiguous lots to winners
  8. 8. Auction PlanningKey streams of work • Marketing Plans • Defined products for sale • Allocation Determination AIP • Auction procedures • Technical framework • Reserve price-setting Auction • Auction IT system – develop, test, use • Training for auction manager and bidders Capability
  9. 9. Approach to the AIP - overview Domestic Precedents Examining past ACA/ACMA auction approaches Overseas regulator best practice Researching spectrum auction precedents and plans of overseas regulators CCA methodology influence Consider the impact of the CCA on the allocation process and procedures Stakeholder views Engage with stakeholders during drafting stages of the Applicant Information Pack
  10. 10. Auction planning timetable FINAL allocation instruments Reserve prices DRAFT allocation instruments produced released at auction released for consultation registration stage Spectrum Tune Up Spectrum auction2011 2012 Prototype online auction system draft rules built in Final bidder training/ mock auctions Online auction system with final rules built in
  11. 11. Workshop overview> Structure of the CCA> CCA from a bidder’s perspective> Winner determination and pricing rule> Activity rule> Next steps

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