Radio Spectrum Management undertakes a range of projects aimed at promoting efficient and economic growth-supporting uses of the radio spectrum.
The last ITU World Radio Conference made changes to the International Radio Regulations in regards to the allocation of VHF frequencies for maritime use. These changes, will provide more radio spectrum for AIS and VDES signals.
Radio Spectrum Management are currently reviewing the use of fixed service bands in New Zealand.
The Radiocommunications Regulations have been amended to improve RSM’s ability to deal with interference, and the import of prohibited and non-compliant equipment. The amendments came into force on 1 February 2015.
A review of the Radiocommunications Act 1989 that was signalled in the ‘Radio Spectrum Five Year Outlook 2012 – 2016’.
AM and FM licences for sound broadcasting will be auctioned online in November 2014.
With analogue television switched off in 2013, the VHF broadcasting bands have become unused. Radio Spectrum Management is keeping a watching brief on international developments in the use of this spectrum for other radiocommunication services.
Information on round four of the allocation of spectrum at 3.5 GHz for broadband wireless access.
Information about the availability of four nationwide sets of digital television licences, including submissions received expressing the levels and sources of demand for these sets.