What is the Public Park Concept?

Wireless equipment deployed by a Community Wireless Network such as Air-Stream use part of the radio spectrum which is free to be used by anyone, provided the radiated power is controlled. This radio spectrum includes 915–928Mhz, 2400–2483Mhz and 5150–5725Mhz.

Called the “Public Park Concept” it is relatively unregulated by the Australian Communications & Media Authority (ACMA) who allow all users the same rights regardless of who they are - business, telecommunications carriers, government departments or private citizens.

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This approach avoids the need for ongoing individual frequency co-ordinations and the registering of technical details and locations of equipment for each new user, as is the case with licensed frequencies.

ACMA Reference: In radiocommunications licensing, what does the 'public park' concept mean?