- Policies & Planning
Policies & Planning
Radio spectrum policy
The radio spectrum is an important resource managed by the Crown, through the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, on behalf of the people of New Zealand. The efficient use of this resource to provide telecommunications and broadcasting services is essential to the functioning of a modern economy.
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is responsible for providing advice to Government on the allocation of radio frequencies to meet the demands of emerging technologies and services, in order to ensure that the radio spectrum provides the greatest economic and social benefit to New Zealand society.
Radio spectrum planning
Spectrum Planning is responsible for the operational forecasting, planning and adoption of New Zealand band and channel plans relating to radio technologies. Spectrum Planning may be required to determine, in a timely manner, the most applicable technology or use of a band for New Zealand and/or methods to transition to such technology or use.
New Zealand is a signatory to the ITU Telecommunications Convention, which gives international treaty status to the associated International Radio Regulations. As such it is imperative to have a national spectrum framework in which our international treaty obligations can be addressed. The Ministry also participates in the work of regional bodies, such as the APT, and liaises with Australia on spectrum matters.
Determination of New Zealand national positions with regard to participation in international multi-lateral and bi-lateral discussions relating to the management and use of the radio spectrum is achieved through the New Zealand Radio Sector. A secure website has also been established to facilitate communications with members of the Radio Sector and to provide general information to other interested parties.
- Project updates
700 MHz auction clock round outcomes announced30 October 2013
UHF Radiomicrophones: summary of submissions and final decisions now available27 September 2013
Consultation opens on 700 MHz auction rules15 May 2013
2.1 GHz Acquisition Limits ReviewThe Ministry has consulted on the acquisition limits ("spectrum caps")...