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Television white space licensing rules

Radio Spectrum Management has developed rules to allow the use of television white space devices.


These rules were consulted on in September 2014. Consultation has now closed and submissions are published below.



Four submissions were received and are available for download below.


Next steps

In time the rules will be incorporated into PIB 39, Spectrum Licence Certification Rules in Crown Management Rights.

Please note that the current review of the Radiocommunications Act provides an opportunity to consider spectrum sharing issues including white space, with a long-term focus on the regulatory framework


Posting and release of submissions

Except for material that may be defamatory, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (the Ministry) may post all written submissions on the Radio Spectrum Management website. The Ministry will consider you to have consented to posting by making a submission, unless you clearly specify otherwise in your submission.

We welcome submission with certain parts marked as confidential, and will treat them as such.

Submissions are also subject to the Official Information Act 1982. If you have any objection to the release of any information in your submission, please set this out clearly with your submission. In particular, identify which part(s) you consider should be withheld, and explain the reason(s) for withholding the information. The Ministry will take such objections into account when responding to requests under the Official Information Act 1982.


Privacy Act 1993

The Privacy Act 1993 establishes certain principles with respect to the collection, use and disclosure by various agencies, including the Ministry, of information relating to individuals and access by individuals to information relating to them, held by such agencies. Any personal information you supply to the Ministry in the course of making a submission will be used by the Ministry in conjunction with consideration of matters covered by this document only. Please clearly indicate in your submission if you do not wish your name to be included in any summary the Ministry may prepare for public release on submissions received.

Last updated 21 November 2014