Ace Internet Services Pty Ltd, who service the Greater Sydney, Southern Highlands and Newcastle regions of NSW have just been issued the first Point to Multipoint Spectrum Licence in Australia under the new Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) 5.6 GHz Point to Multipoint arrangements.
The license ensures interference free spectrum to ensure high quality services.
Ace managing director Allen Cupitt said Ace and Cambium Networks worked closely with Spectrum Engineering from Canberra to prepare the first Wireless ISP application to access the newly available spectrum.
"The license will allow Ace to operate in two 20 MHz channels and was issued by the ACMA on November 8. Ace has been working closely with the Wireless Internet Service Provider Association of Australia as a member to find cost effective spectrum to support the industry. The allocation of this band provides us with some of what we see being required by 2025 and we continue to lobby for additional bands, particularly below the 5.6 band that is now available to us," Mr Cupitt said.
"With the granting of the license by the ACMA Ace will continue to deploy the latest wireless technologies from Cambium Networks using this spectrum to provide leading services across our region. Many of our existing customers will receive free hardware updates to allow them to take advantage of the increased speeds and data. This will enhance streaming for both our business and home user customers."