Australia to allocate 5.9 GHz for ITS

A proposal to adopt a wireless frequency that will standardise a national ITS in Australia is being supported by the government.

As part of an upcoming radio spectrum carve-up, the international 5.9 GHz frequency is planned to be reserved for intelligent transport, said the Australian Communications & Media Authority (ACMA).

Regardless of country of origin, imported vehicles with ITS connectivity embedded will thus be compatible with Australia’s ITS. The country’s alignment with a global ITS standard is expected to save billions of Australian dollars in technology conversion for the local transport industry.

See ACMA’s official proposal here.

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