The Spectrum Management Office (SMO) has been established in the Telco Authority to ensure a coordinated, efficient and strategic approach to the management of spectrum that supports government operations in NSW. The SMO can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Department of Finance, Services and Innovation Circular, Department of Finance, Services and Innovation Circular DFSI-2015-06 requires the Authority to ensure that a coordinated and strategic approach to radio spectrum allocation is undertaken.
In addition, the Circular directs the Telco Authority to conduct negotiations with the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) in relation to radio frequency allocation on behalf of NSW Government agencies.
In carrying out its spectrum management role, the SMO is guided by (but not constrained to):
- Nationally agreed policies, procedures and guidelines including the Government Services Radiocommunications Assignment Licensing Instructions (RALI GS1)
- ACMA produced procedures and instruments (e.g. RALI’s, Embargos, Frequency Assignment Practices)
- Relevant legislation including the Commonwealth Radiocommunications Act 1992
These are referenced within the manual as well as being captured in the document library and can be sourced if required.
The Manual provides guidance around the processes and procedures used by the SMO to ensure the efficient management of spectrum in NSW.