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77-81 GHz to be permitted for ground-based radiolocation use including automotive radar

The Radiocommunications Regulations (General User Radio Licence for Short Range Devices) Notice has been updated to include a new provision covering the frequency range 77-81 GHz. This provision is for the purpose of ground-based radiolocation use, including automotive short range radar technology.

The provision is in line with the outcomes of the World Radiocommunication Conference that concluded in November 2015. The decision made under WRC-15 Agenda item 1.18 is to allocate the frequency range 77.5-78 GHz to radiolocation on a primary basis. This enables a contiguous block of spectrum in the band 77-81 GHz for use by radiolocation service globally.

The new version of this General User Radio Licence is available on the New Zealand Gazette website.

Last updated 3 December 2018