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C-ITS 5.9 GHz Spectrum Management and Device Licensing Regime Report
  • Publication no: AP-R414-12
  • ISBN: 978-1-921991-41-7
  • Published: 28 August 2012

The Cooperative Intelligent transport systems (C-ITS) platform is being designed to make a substantial contribution to moving people and goods safely and efficiently. This will be achieved by connecting road users in their vehicles to their road environment and, via this connection, exchanging real-time information about the road environment, such as road and traffic conditions, events, threats and potential hazards.

This report is a background document that discusses the C-ITS 5.9 GHz spectrum management and device licensing regime required in order to deliver the proposed C-ITS applications that are being developed internationally and will require use of the proposed 5.9 GHz radio spectrum segment located between 5.850 and 5.925 GHz.

The report provides a brief overview of 5.9 ITS and, in doing so, explains how 5.9 ITS is an important component of C-ITS and therefore why C-ITS requires the use of spectrum that is uncluttered, clear, well managed and relatively free of interference.

  • 1. INTRODUCTION
  • 2. OVERVIEW OF 5.9 ITS
    • 2.1. What is 5.9 ITS and Why is it Needed?
      • 2.1.1. Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS)
      • 2.1.2. What is 5.9 ITS? – A Component of C-ITS
      • 2.1.3. Why 5.9 ITS is Needed?
    • 2.2. Management of the 5.9 GHz Spectrum – the ACMA’s Role
    • 2.3. Background on 5.9 ITS – What has been done to Date
    • 2.4. The Required Outcome for 5.9 GHz
  • 3. MANAGEMENT OF 5.9 ITS
    • 3.1. The Need for Management of 5.9 ITS at Both the National and Jurisdictional Level
    • 3.2. Assignment of a Permanent 5.9 ITS Manager
    • 3.3. Recommendations and/or Items to be Noted with Respect to the Management of 5.9 ITS
      • 3.3.1. Recommendations
      • 3.3.2. Items to be Noted
  • 4. 5.9 GHZ SPECTRUM USAGE
    • 4.1. International C-ITS Spectrum Allocation
      • 4.1.1. USA
      • 4.1.2. Europe
      • 4.1.3. Japan
      • 4.1.4. Spectrum Channels and Operating System Rules
      • 4.1.5. Allocation of the 75 MHz Band in the 5.9 GHz Spectrum
      • 4.1.6. Business Models for the Deployment of 5.9 ITS Roadside Unit Devices
    • 4.2. Sharing the Spectrum and Incumbency Issues Associated with the 5.9 GHz Spectrum
    • 4.3. Relocation of Some Co-users of the 5.9 GHz Spectrum
    • 4.4. Sharing the 5.9 GHz Spectrum with FSS
    • 4.5. Lifting the Embargo on the 5.9 GHz Spectrum
    • 4.6. Recommendations and/or Items to be Noted with Respect to the Australian Use of the 5.9 GHz Spectrum
      • 4.6.1. Recommendations
      • 4.6.2. Items to be Noted
  • 5. LICENSING OF 5.9 ITS DEVICES
    • 5.1. Types of 5.9 ITS Devices
      • 5.1.1. The Need for Control of 5.9 ITS Devices
    • 5.2. 5.9 ITS ACMA Licensing Model
      • 5.2.1. Traditional and Non-traditional ACMA Licensing Options Available for 5.9 ITS Devices
    • 5.3. Licence and Management Regime for 5.9 ITS Devices
      • 5.3.1. Licence Regime for 5.9 ITS Devices
      • 5.3.2. Management Regime for 5.9 ITS Device
    • 5.4. Recommendations and/or Items to be Noted with Respect to 5.9 ITS Devices
      • 5.4.1. Recommendations
      • 5.4.2. Items to be Noted
  • 6. IMPLICATIONS OF THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT 1997 ON 5.9 ITS
    • 6.1. The Telecommunications Act
    • 6.2. Why the Telecommunications Act Potentially Influences C-ITS
    • 6.3. The Implications of the Telecommunications Act
    • 6.4. Progressing the Telecommunications Act Issue
    • 6.5. Recommendations and/or Items to be Noted with Respect to the Telecommunications Act
      • 6.5.1. Recommendations
      • 6.5.2. Items to be Noted
  • 7. SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS AND ITEMS TO BE NOTED
    • 7.1. Recommendations
    • 7.2. Items to be Noted
  • 8. CONCLUSIONS
  • REFERENCES
  • APPENDIX A GLOSSARY
  • APPENDIX B DETAILS OF THE ACMA’S PROPOSAL WITH RESPECT TO THE INTRODUCTION OF INTELLIGENT TRANSPORT SYSTEMS INTO THE 5.9 GHZ BAND
  • APPENDIX C AUSTROADS RESPONSE TO THE ACMA’S 2009 DISCUSSION PAPER
  • APPENDIX D ITS STATION REFERENCE ARCHITECTURE
  • APPENDIX E EXAMPLE 5.9 ITS MANAGEMENT TASKS TO BE UNDERTAKEN AT THE NATIONAL AND JURISDICTIONAL LEVEL
  • APPENDIX F CURRENT INTERNATIONAL POLICIES WITH RESPECT TO THE 5.9 ITS BAND
  • APPENDIX G DESCRIPTION OF THE AVAILABLE ACMA RADIOCOMMUNICATION LICENCES
  • APPENDIX H ADAPTED EXTRACTS FROM THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT 1997
  • APPENDIX I ADVICE FROM THE ACMA ON TELECOMS LICENSING