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Managed Spectrum Park licence ballots

Ballot process for competing applicant groups with five or less competing applicants

The date and time of the ballot will be publicised on the Radio Spectrum Management (RSM) website, and each competing applicant will be notified by email at least one week prior to the ballot unless a shorter period of notice is agreed with the competing applicants. The competing applicants, or nominees of their choice, are welcome to attend.

The ballot will be supervised and witnessed by an independent solicitor or Justice of the Peace (the “Supervisor”). The Supervisor will assure him/herself that the ballot has been carried out properly in accordance with this process and the Managed Spectrum Park (MSP) allocation rules. At the conclusion of the ballot, and if the Supervisor is so assured, he/she will sign a statement certifying that the ballot was properly carried out, and the result of that ballot. This statement will be retained by RSM.

Each competing applicant’s name will be written on identical sized pieces of paper (the “Ballot Papers”). The ballot papers will each be folded in half three times and bound by a paper clip. The ballot papers will then be placed in an opaque bowl. The bowl will be covered and shaken by the Crown Spectrum Asset Manager.
The Crown Spectrum Asset Manager will then draw one ballot paper from the bowl. The name written on that ballot paper is the name of the competing applicant that is eliminated from the competing applicant group.

The remaining competing applicants will have a further month to negotiate a proposed solution in accordance with the MSP allocation rules. If agreement about a proposed solution is not able to be reached within this time a further ballot will be held to eliminate a further competing applicant from the competing applicant group.

Where the ballot results in there being only one competing applicant remaining in a competing applicant group, then the proposal in that competing applicant’s application, subject to any amendments that may be proposed by the competing applicant to enable an Approved Radio Engineer certificate to be issued in accordance with the engineering rules, will be deemed to be a proposed solution in accordance with clause 4.10 of the MSP allocation rules.

 

Public list of notifications of Managed Spectrum Park licence ballots

Notification of ballot

The application elimination ballot that was due to be held at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, 15 Stout St, Wellington on Friday 27 October 2017 at 11.30am for competing 2.5GHz MSP licence applications received for the Tasman District and Nelson District territorial local authority areas under MSP application Notice numbers 49 and 50 have been postponed until Friday 16 February 2018.

Notification of ballot

An application elimination ballot will be held at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, 15 Stout Street, Wellington on Monday 12 October 2015 at 10.00am. This will cover the removal of one of the two applicants from the competing 2.5GHz MSP licence applications received for licences within the Whangarei District territorial local authority area.

Notification of ballot

Two final application elimination ballots will be held at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), 33 Bowen Street, Wellington on Friday 16 August 2013 at 11.30am to cover the removal of one applicant from:

  1. The final two competing 2.5GHz MSP licence applications received for the Picton/Sounds sectors of the Marlborough territorial local authority area.
    The final applicant for licences will be required to ensure in conjunction with other applicants in the TLA area that their licences will not interfere with each other prior to registration.
  2. The final two competing 2.5GHz MSP licence applications received for the Kapiti territorial local authority area.

The final applicant for licences will be required to enter into a proximal agreement regarding licences to be granted in the Horowhenua TLA and any other TLA’s that may be affected.

Notification of ballot

Following agreement for an early ballot by the applicants an Application elimination ballot will be held at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, Entrican Room, Level One, 33 Bowen Street, Wellington on Thursday 2 May 2013 at 11.30am to cover the removal of one applicant from three competing 2.5GHz MSP licence applications received for the Picton/Sounds sectors of the Marlborough territorial local authority area.

Final applicants for licences will be required to ensure in conjunction with other applicants in the TLA area that their licences will not interfere with each other prior to registration.

Notification of ballot

Application elimination ballots will be held at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, 33 Bowen Street, Wellington on Friday 17 August 2012 at 11.30am to cover the removal of one applicant from competing 2.5GHz MSP licence applications received for each of the following territorial local authority areas:

Queenstown (subject to no executed sharing agreement having been received by the Crown Spectrum Asset Manager by 4.30pm on 16 August), Masterton, and Whangarei.

Notification of ballot

Application elimination ballots will be held at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, 33 Bowen Street, Wellington on Friday 29 July at 1.30pm to cover the removal of one applicant from competing 2.5GHz MSP licence applications received for each of the following territorial local authority areas:

Masterton and Whangarei.

Notification of ballot

Application elimination ballots will be held at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, 33 Bowen Street, Wellington on Friday 27 April 2012 at 11.30am to cover the removal of one applicant from competing 2.5GHz MSP licence applications received for each of the following territorial local authority areas:

Queenstown, and Palmerston North.

Notification of ballot

Application elimination ballots will be held at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, 33 Bowen Street, Wellington on Tuesday 13 March 2012 at 11.30am to cover the removal of one applicant from competing 2.5GHz MSP licence applications received for each of the following territorial local authority areas:

Palmerston North, Wanganui, Napier, Hastings, and Dunedin.

Notification of ballots

A further ballot will be held at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, 33 Bowen Street, Wellington on Tuesday 24 January 2012 to cover the removal of one more applicant from the 2.5GHz MSP licence applications received for the contested areas in the Queenstown Lakes Territorial Local Authority Area.

The applicants in the ballot are:

  • Araneo Ltd
  • Fishnet Ltd
  • BWA4U Ltd
  • Netsmart Ltd

A ballot will be held at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, 33 Bowen Street, Wellington on Friday 16 December to cover the removal of one applicant from the 2.5GHz MSP licence applications received for the contested areas in the Queenstown Lakes Territorial Local Authority Area.

The applicants in the ballot are:

  • Araneo Ltd
  • Fishnet Ltd
  • BWA4U Ltd
  • Netsmart Ltd
  • Queenstown Lakes District Council

 

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Last updated 11 January 2018