Our team

There are 3 teams in Radio Spectrum Management — Policy and planning, Licensing, and Compliance.

On this page

Policy and planning team

The Policy and planning team:

  • provide advice to government on:
    • legislation supporting the allocation and management of the radio spectrum
    • the creation, disposal, and retention of spectrum property rights
    • the administration of radio licences.
  • manage the allocation of Crown management rights and spectrum licences (including allocation by sale or auction)
  • represent New Zealand’s interests in international radio spectrum forums
  • support the management of New Zealand's radio spectrum by:
    • developing technical frameworks
    • publishing band plans and technical rules.

Licensing team

The Licensing team manage:

  • the online Register of Radio Frequencies (RRF) — this holds details of all radio licences, spectrum licences and management rights
  • radio licensing
  • accreditation for radio engineers and certifiers, and operator certificate examiners.

Compliance team

The Compliance team are responsible for:

  • investigating radio frequency interference
  • enforcing compliance — including administering the electromagnetic compatibility compliance framework for electrical and radio products
  • auditing licence holders to make sure they're meeting the conditions of their licence
  • auditing product suppliers for compliance with standards, labelling and declaration requirements.

ISO Management System Certification

Telarc Registered logo with a red background and white tick mark for ISO 9001:2015 certification for Quality Management System.

ISO certification is an international standard for management systems. This ensures that the highest possible standard is reached at all times.

Radio Spectrum Management has received ISO 9001:2015 certification for it's Quality Management System.

ISO 9001 and related standards(external link) — ISO website

Radio Spectrum Management is responsible for efficiently and effectively managing the radio spectrum in New Zealand.