Mobile Broadband Strategy Update RadComms 2014 Chris Hose Executive Manager, Spectrum Planning and Engineering
Outline • Why is a mobile broadband strategy necessary? • Measures to delivering network capacity • The current mobile broadband spectrum situation • Preliminary thoughts on a revised strategy
Delivering capacity Source: RealWireless, Techniques for increasing the capacity on wireless broadband networks, 2012
Current mobile broadband spectrum Source: ACMA internal analysis, 2014
Average LTE speeds around the world Source: Open Signal State of LTE Report, 2014
Spectrum targets • Towards 2020 targets: • +150 MHz by 2015 • +150 MHz by 2020 • Estimates subject to dynamic input assumptions • Do we need spectrum targets? • What can replace spectrum targets?
Conceptual framework for MBB spectrum releases Monitoring International and domestic interest in band and initial consideration of domestic suitability Domestic Investigation Preliminary case for possible change in band use Preliminary Planning Final assessment of the highest value use of the band Final Planning & Release
Conclusion • Australia is currently well placed in the mobile broadband spectrum space • Cannot be complacent though • There is more (and ongoing) work to do • We are starting (continuing) the conversation on a revised strategy • We want to hear your thoughts