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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
You may have noticed that the New Zealand Business Number (NZBN) has replaced the Companies Number in the Register of Radio Frequencies (RRF).
1 December 2017
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.
1 December 2017
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.
1 December 2017
Radio Spectrum Management (RSM) has announced the provisional auction results of Auction 14 after a recent Expression of Interest.
13 November 2017
RSM has prepared a consultation document concerning technical specifications for land mobile radio services operating in 174-184 MHz.
30 October 2017
The new, simplified radio spectrum fee regime took effect from 1 October 2017.
1 October 2017
RSM have announced details for the auction of five FM sound broadcasting spectrum licences following the recent expression of interest (EOI) process.
20 September 2017
We will be holding industry workshops to discuss views on 5G requirements, possible 5G applications and 5G spectrum demands in New Zealand.
19 September 2017
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.
1 September 2017
The new, simplified radio spectrum fee regime will take effect from 1 October 2017.
1 September 2017
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.
1 September 2017
Radio Spectrum Management today announced that the date its simplified fee regime will take effect is 1 October 2017.
1 August 2017
New spectrum measurement and interference tracing equipment has been introduced by RSM for a program of licence audits that have started across the country.
31 July 2017
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.
3 July 2017
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).
1 June 2017
The Minister for Communications approved the Five-Year Spectrum Outlook 2017-2021 report that provides an indicative work programme for RSM for the period.
17 May 2017
Informing New Zealanders about the recent changes to the Maritime VHF radio services has been the largest communications campaign undertaken by Radio Spectrum Management.
1 May 2017
The Minister for Communications has announced the outcome of the Radio Spectrum Fees Framework review.
10 April 2017
The Radiocommunications Regulations (General User Radio Licence for Cordless Telephones) Notice has been updated.
2 March 2017
Radio Spectrum Management has been set-up as a Bill Payee with major banks in New Zealand.
1 March 2017
Two of the Radio Spectrum Management Compliance team’s longer serving members retire on 23 December 2016.
22 December 2016
RSM’s Spectrum Search Lite software tool is now available to install on 64-bit operating systems.
2 November 2016
The Radiocommunications Regulations (General User Radio Licence for Maritime Purposes) Notice has been updated.
3 October 2016
On the 1 October 2016 New Zealand changed some maritime VHF repeater channels to make space for newly allocated international services for ship tracking and data services.
3 October 2016
A new provision in Ka-band 29.5-30 GHz is permitted in New Zealand for uplink transmission.
29 September 2016
The Radiocommunications Regulations (General User Radio Licence for Short Range Devices) Notice has been updated.
29 September 2016
Radio Spectrum Management (RSM) has recently completed a minor review of the licencing and policy rules for Crown Management Rights.
23 September 2016
The ‘Internet of Things’ is a phrase describing a network of physical devices connected together for sharing information.
30 August 2016
RSM recently established a technical working group for the re-planning of the 3.5 GHz band.
1 August 2016
All licence holders can now add relevant descriptive text to their licences in the Register of Radio Frequencies (RRF).
1 July 2016
The consultation on options for 174-230 MHz closed on Friday 27 May 2016.
30 June 2016
The Minister for Communications has issued a new Statement of Government Policy and Directions.
16 June 2016
On Thursday 14 April, RSM published the Radiocommunications (Radio Standards) Notice 2016.
18 April 2016
Radio Spectrum Management has released submissions from the Review of the Licence Fees Framework consultation.
4 March 2016
Last updated 11 October 2016

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