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New Zealand Radio Sector

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New Zealand Radio Sector Group

The New Zealand Radio Sector Group (NZRSG) provides a national forum in which international proposals for spectrum usage (or changes to usage) and related spectrum management issues, as initiated through the International Telecommunications Union Radiocommunications Sector (ITU-R) may be explored and debated.

The best way to achieve a robust and widely accepted New Zealand positions on matters relating to the ITU-R and Asia Pacific Telecommunity (APT) activities is to involve inputs from and discussions with other Ministries and Departments, organisations operating radiocommunications and telecommunications services (including broadcasting), spectrum licensees and other interested industry stakeholders.

This group meets at regular intervals in either Wellington or Auckland to:

  • Share views and information relating to the development of New Zealand radio spectrum environment.
  • Participate in the preparation and formulation of New Zealand positions with regard to World Radiocommunications Conference (WRC) matters => this is achieved through the establishment of the New Zealand Conference Preparation Group (NZCPG) by developing New Zealand positions for individual WRC agenda items.
  • Participate in the work of the ITU-R for effective spectrum management, sharing criteria and methods for spectrum monitoring, and long-term strategies for spectrum utilisation applicable to international radiocommunications.

 

New Zealand Conference Preparatory Group

The role of New Zealand Conference Preparatory Group (NZCPG) is to identify issues of importance to New Zealand and to establish New Zealand positions for individual WRC agenda items. This includes drafting proposals for text changes to the international Radio Regulations (RR) and developing the New Zealand delegation brief to WRC.

This group is also responsible for preparing input contributions and developing New Zealand positions by consensus in advance of each APT Conference Preparatory Group (APG).

 

Membership of the New Zealand Radio Sector and associated groups

New Zealand residents with an interest in radiocommunications activities are invited to become a member of the New Zealand Radio Sector and associated groups by contacting the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment:

by email: radio.spectrum@mbie.govt.nz,

or in writing to:

The Administrator, New Zealand Radio Sector
Radio Spectrum Policy and Planning
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
P O Box 1473
Wellington

Individuals or organisations who are not New Zealand Residents can apply for observer status at New Zealand Radio Sector meetings and will be treated on a case by case basis.

 

Last updated 19 July 2016