The objective of this audit is to examine the effectiveness of spectrum allocation to support the deployment of 5G services.

Audit criteria

The ANAO proposes to examine whether:

  1. the Department of Communications and the Arts and the Australian Communications and Media Authority effectively prepared for the allocation of spectrum in the 3.6 GHz band; and
  2. the Australian Communications and Media Authority effectively administered the allocation of spectrum in the 3.6 GHz band.