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