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RSM news from 2017

NZBN has replaced your company number in the RRF

You may have noticed that the New Zealand Business Number (NZBN) has replaced the Companies Number in the Register of Radio Frequencies (RRF).

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Applications received for managed spectrum park licences

Applications have been received for licences for radio spectrum in the 2.5 GHz Managed Spectrum Park band. Potential uses for this spectrum include wireless broadband services.

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Scammer targets RSM radio users and licence holders on social media

RSM has been made aware that a scammer is using a Facebook account claiming to work for Radio Spectrum Management and asking for personal information from licence holders and radio users.

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Radio Spectrum Management (RSM) announce the provisional auction results of Auction 14

Radio Spectrum Management (RSM) has announced the provisional auction results of Auction 14 after a recent Expression of Interest.

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New simplified fee regime in effect

The new, simplified radio spectrum fee regime took effect from 1 October 2017.

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Auction of FM sound broadcasting spectrum licences

RSM have announced details for the auction of five FM sound broadcasting spectrum licences following the recent expression of interest (EOI) process.

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New provisions for tank level probing radars used within shielded enclosures

The Radiocommunications Regulations (General User Radio Licence for Short Range Devices) Notice was updated to include new provisions covering the frequency ranges 5250 – 7000 MHz, 8500 – 10000 MHz, 24050 – 26500 MHz and 75000 – 85000 MHz for radiodetermination transmitters operated within shielded enclosures.

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Review of the 3.5 GHz band

Management rights and spectrum licences in Crown management rights 3.5 GHz band will expire in October 2022. This band is anticipated to be one of the main bands for early deployment of 5G services.

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New radio spectrum licence fees from October

Radio Spectrum Management today announced that the date its simplified fee regime will take effect is 1 October 2017.

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RSM has new 40 GHz interference tracing equipment in use

New spectrum measurement and interference tracing equipment has been introduced by RSM for a program of licence audits that have started across the country.

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Interactive version of PIB 21 launched

RSM has recently launched an interactive version of PIB 21 in conjunction with the publication of a new issue of 'Table of Radio Spectrum Usage in New Zealand (PIB 21)’ - Issue 9.1.

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Five-Year Spectrum Outlook 2017-2021 released

The Minister for Communications approved the Five-Year Spectrum Outlook 2017-2021 report that provides an indicative work programme for RSM for the period.

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Radio licence locations need to be accurate

RSM has a team of 8 Radio Inspectors who proactively undertake audits of radio services. A common finding of these audits is an incorrect transmitter location (geo reference).

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Maritime VHF radio changes: A successful campaign

Informing New Zealanders about the recent changes to the Maritime VHF radio services has been the largest communications campaign undertaken by Radio Spectrum Management.

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Outcome of the Radio Spectrum fees review

The Minister for Communications has announced the outcome of the Radio Spectrum Fees Framework review.

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RSM now a Bill Payee with major banks

Radio Spectrum Management has been set-up as a Bill Payee with major banks in New Zealand.

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Last updated 3 December 2018

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