Completed spectrum rights tenders 1989 - 1995

Rights in the radio spectrum were allocated progressively by tender from 1989 to 1995. After this date the process changed to auction.

List of spectrum rights tenders

The table below lists the radio spectrum rights that were allocated by tender from December 1989 to October 1995.

After this date spectrum rights were auctioned. See Completed spectrum auctions 1996-present for more information.

Date Spectrum details for tender Allocation method Tender results [PDF] Comment

October 1995

Licences for AM and FM sound broadcasting

Tender, first price

Radio Frequency Tender Number 6A

This tender was for lots that were unsold in Tender 6.

November 1994

Licences for UHF television and AM and FM sound broadcasting

Tender, first price

Radio Frequency Tender Number 6

 

April 1993

Management Rights (900 MHz) for cellular services and licences for UHF television, and AM and FM sound broadcasting.

Tender, first price

Radio Frequency Tender Number 5

One pair of Management Rights (900 MHz) allocated in Tender 2 was re-tendered after the provisions of the Commerce Act were not met.

October 1991

Licences for UHF television, AM and FM sound broadcasting and licences at 800 MHz for narrow band distribution services.

Tender, second price

Radio Frequency Tender Number 4

 

July 1990

Management Rights at 2.3 GHz, Licences for AM and FM sound broadcasting

Tender, second price

Radio Frequency Tender Number 3

 

May 1990

Management Rights (850 MHz and 900 MHz) for cellular services, licences for UHF television

Tender, second price

Radio Frequency Tender Number 2

 

December 1989

Licences for analogue UHF television

Tender, second price

Radio Frequency Tender Number 1

The tender included both network sets and individual licences.