From 11 March 2015, radio microphones (and other wireless audio devices such as in-earpieces) will no longer be permitted to operate in the 698-806 MHz frequency range (the 700 MHz band).
With the switch over from analogue television in 2013, the VHF broadcast bands will become unused. The Ministry is keeping a watching brief on international developments in this area.
The Radio Spectrum Policy & Planning group has carried out a white space spectrum feasibility study to investigate the amount of spectrum available for white space use in the UHF TV band.
Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) are a group of new technologies designed to improve road safety and support the more efficient use of transport infrastructure.
The government has announced plans to auction the ‘digital dividend’ 700 MHz radio spectrum in late 2013. The 700 MHz band is the spectrum freed up by the switchover to digital television.
The Government has announced plans for digital switchover, which will be completed by December 2013.
The Ministry is proposing changes to the certification rules for MF AM Sound Broadcasting Services contained in the publication ‘Spectrum Licence Certification Rules in Crown Management Rights (PIB 39)’
Projects completed recently by Radio Spectrum Management.