The minister for communications has pledged to reissue spectrum licences for mobile phones in a bid to prevent Optus and Telstra from dominating the market.
Senator Stephen Conroy has just released instruments that enable the reissue of spectrum licenses for mobile phones in Australia, which relates to carriers Telstra, Optus, Vodafone and vividwireless.
Mr Conroy said that spectrum is a national resource that needs to be managed in the public interest and will help provide further certainty in the future.
“These limits are designed to ensure there is a choice of providers in the mobile sector for the advanced services that will be provided over the digital dividend spectrum,” Mr Conroy remarked.
It was reported earlier this week that the government was considering its options with regards to making revisions to copyright laws in the country following the Federal Court's decision to allow Optus to show near-to-live action of the AFL despite not being a rights holder.
Posted by Claire Marshall