Paging Services can be licensed for either wide area or localised use. The service provider/answer service operates a strategically positioned transmitter to deliver the desired coverage and dictates how numeric and/or alphabetical information is passed to the pager.
Who does this licence apply to?
Persons or other legal entities that own and operate radio transmitting equipment for the purposes of paging.
To help you decide if you need a paging licence please see our interactive guide.
Wide area paging
This service uses frequencies [157.6 MHz to 158.07 MHz] that are assigned on a New Zealand wide basis or on a district basis (e.g. All New Zealand, Hawkes Bay, Manawatu). The service delivers paging to registered users of the licence, within a particular coverage area.
Local area paging
This service uses frequencies that are assigned to a specific site for local paging.
The frequencies available for this service are listed in the Public Information Brochure PIB 23 (VHF and UHF Mobile Service Bands in NZ). Typical users of this service are rest homes, hospitals and industrial sites.
Applying for a paging licence