Lichtenau, Germany /Paris, France The Australian Communications and Media Authority (the ACMA) has extended its automated spectrum management system, SPECTRA from LS telcom, with LS telcom’s software tools for spectrum allocation planning, licensing and trading. The software was successfully used during the Australian 700 MHz (the ‘digital dividend’) and 2.5 GHz spectrum auction, which concluded in May last year and resulted in total revenues of nearly AUD 2 billion (EUR 1.35 billion) for the Australian government.
With the extended system, the ACMA will be able to plan future radiofrequency spectrum allocations and re-allocations; allocate and issue the licences; register transmitters and receivers associated with these licences; and trade or amalgamate licences. All processes are carried out fully automated, without any manual transfer of data between LS telcom and other third-party auctioning, CRM or financial management systems.
The ACMA’s enhanced system covers the end-to-end processes for allocation planning, licensing and trading. This includes the definition of spectrum bands to be released for auctioning, as well as the preparation of lots, in terms of frequency bands and market areas, to be exported to the third-party auctioning system. Based on the auction results returned from the auctioning system, the LS telcom licensing system generates the new licences, calculates the licence fees, issues the licences and manages the payment process.
“Using the new spectrum allocation, licensing and trading software we have successfully conducted auctions for the 700 MHz, “the digital dividend” band, and the 2.5 GHz band, and have re-issued spectrum licences in the 800 MHz as well as 1800 MHz bands. Not only were we able to significantly reduce staff hours to process spectrum licence allocations; we were also able to reduce the time for licence trading from one month to 24 hours with the system,” stated Karl Maftoum, Chief Information Officer at the ACMA.
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LS telcom’s software, system solutions and services address the efficient use of radio frequency spectrum and the optimal operation of radio communication services.
We are a worldwide market leader in the provision of automated spectrum management systems and their integration with monitoring systems. We also have our own monitoring system, including fixed, portable and airborne sensors. At the same time, we develop and market software for the design, planning and optimisation of broadcast, PMR, mobile and microwave networks. Strategic consulting, radio engineering services and training on network technologies, standards, and regulations as well as transmitter installations and measurements complete our area of expertise.
Frequency regulatory authorities, ministries, network operators and infrastructure providers, system integrators and military organisations in over 90 countries across all continents rely on our solutions and services.
LS telcom operates worldwide with subsidiaries and affiliates in Canada, China, France, South Africa, UAE, UK and USA, as well as representative offices in Argentina, Hungary and Oman. With its headquarters in Lichtenau, Baden, Germany, LS telcom is listed on the German stock exchange under ISIN DE 0005754402 since 2001. www.LStelcom.com
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