Our team

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

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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.