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We recently released published a new issue of Fixed Service bands in New Zealand (PIB 22).
3 December 2018
In June 2016, the government issued a direction to RSM that no new, long term licences were to be issued in the bands 806 MHz – 824 MHz and 851 MHz – 869 MHz
3 December 2018
RSM has received applications for FM sound broadcasting licences.
3 December 2018
We have received an application for radio spectrum licences in the 2.5 GHz Managed Spectrum Park band.
3 December 2018
We are consulting on rules for a three year testbed for IoT use, between 210 – 220 MHz.
1 November 2018
Devices that operate on the MURS frequency band are illegal to supply and operate in NZ.
1 November 2018
Suppliers wanting to import, supply or sell radio transmitting equipment, including unrestricted two-way radios must apply for a Licence to supply radio transmitters.
1 November 2018
We recently published new issues of the Radio Licence Certification Rules (PIB 38) and Radio Licence Policy Rules (PIB 58).
1 November 2018
The results of Auction 16 have been released after a recent Expression of Interest.
25 October 2018
Radio Spectrum Management has announced details for the auction of one FM sound broadcasting spectrum licence following an expression of interest process.
1 October 2018
In August, we mentioned creating a prohibition notice for unrestricted two-way radios. This was to limit the availability to the general public for radios that don’t meet the Radio Standards.
1 October 2018
An application has been received for radio spectrum licences in the 2.5 GHz Managed Spectrum Park band. Potential uses for this spectrum include wireless broadband services.
3 September 2018
Radio Spectrum Management has released a consultation document concerning increased use in portable electrical appliances and mobile devices.
3 September 2018
The field ability to investigate services above 18 GHz has been extended by the recent purchase of two Field Fox spectrum analysers with active antenna systems.
2 August 2018
The RSM Compliance team are working on a Prohibition Notice to limit the import and illegal use of a range of low end two way radios.
2 August 2018
The results of Auction 15 have been announced after a recent Expression of Interest.
2 August 2018
A new land mobile band in the frequency range 174-184 MHz will be available for licensing from 2 August 2018.
2 August 2018
RSM recently revised the Public Information Brochure (PIB 23), Mobile Service Bands in New Zealand. The changes relate to the band and channel plans for mobile services. They reflect operational practice and include opening previously reserved channels.
2 July 2018
Radio Spectrum Management has announced details for the auction of two FM sound broadcasting spectrum licences following an expression of interest process.
2 July 2018
One application has been received for the Taumarunui Kururau Rd 106.3 MHz FM broadcasting spectrum licence.
2 July 2018
Submissions for the 5G discussion document have been published on the RSM website. This follows a technical consultation for preparing for 5G in New Zealand.
30 May 2018
Applications have been received for the following FM broadcasting spectrum licences: Hill End 91.4 MHz, Mount Mary 99.0 MHz and Mount Rochfort 106.1 MHz.
1 May 2018
Management rights in the 1800 MHz and 2100 MHz bands expire on 31 March 2021. These bands are currently used by New Zealand’s mobile network operators (MNOs) to provide 3G and 4G services.
13 April 2018
An application has been received for radio spectrum licences in the 2.5 GHz Managed Spectrum Park band. Potential uses for this spectrum include wireless broadband services.
3 April 2018
An application has been received for the Mt Burnett 89.4 MHz, FM broadcasting spectrum licence.
3 April 2018
5G, the next generation cellular mobile technology, is expected to increase mobile connectivity and support new services and as yet unimagined innovations.
16 March 2018
The Operational Satellite Policy (PIB 60) is now published. The document outlines operational policy rules when dealing with satellite filing requests...
7 March 2018
An application has been received for radio spectrum licences in the 2.5 GHz Managed Spectrum Park band. Potential uses for this spectrum include wireless broadband services.
1 March 2018
People buying these products on websites claiming to be in New Zealand continue to be conned.
1 March 2018
An application has 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.
1 February 2018
The team at RSM have begun a process to improve the website.
1 February 2018
The winning bidders of the recent auction for FM sound broadcasting licences at Whitianga, Rataroa, Grampians, Hollow Top and Wallace Peak have been confirmed.
1 February 2018
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