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Radio paging licences

Radio paging services can be licensed for either wide area or local area use. The service provider operates a strategically positioned transmitter to deliver the desired coverage and dictates how numeric and/or alphabetical information is passed to the pager.

Who does this licence apply to?

  • Persons or other legal entities that own and operate radio transmitting equipment for the purposes of radio paging.

To help you decide if you need a radio paging licence please see our radio paging interactive guide.


Wide area radio paging

This service uses frequencies [157.6 MHz to 158.07 MHz] that are assigned on a New Zealand wide basis, or on a regional basis (e.g. All New Zealand, Hawkes Bay region, Manawatu-Wanganui region). The service delivers radio paging to registered users of the licence, within their coverage area requirements.


Local area paging

This service uses frequencies that are assigned to a specific site for localised radio paging.

The frequencies available for this service are listed in the Mobile Service Bands in New Zealand (PIB 23). Typical users of this service are rest homes, hospitals and industrial sites.


Applying for a paging licence

You can apply for a radio paging licence by contacting an approved radio engineer or certifier.

For applicable licence fees refer to the fees schedule.

Last updated 2 May 2017