174-184 MHz — Land Mobile Radio technical consultation
The Minister for Communications decided new uses for the former analogue television Band III (174-230 MHz) in April 2017, following a review of options for allocating the frequencies in this band. One of the new uses was land mobile radio services, which was allocated 10 MHz between 174-184 MHz.
We prepared a consultation document concerning technical specifications for land mobile radio services operating in these frequencies.
The document covers:
- the licensing regime to be used
- the allocation mechanism
- allocation terms and conditions, and
- the approach to and details of any technical specifications.
Interested parties were invited to comment on the questions raised by the consultation document, and other matters related to land mobile radio services operating in 174-184 MHz.
Submissions closed at 5pm on Wednesday, 13 December 2017. Eight submissions were received, and are listed below:
- Brian Davis [PDF, 138 KB]
- Kordia [PDF, 38 KB]
- NZ Police [PDF, 1.5 MB]
- RFUANZ [PDF, 3.7 MB]
- Rodgers Hulston & White [PDF, 434 KB]
- Ross Tottenham [PDF, 186 KB]
- Tait Communications [PDF, 605 KB]
- Tony Brown [PDF, 103 KB]
We reviewed the submissions, and the new spectrum for land mobile radio (the G band) was introduced in mid-2018. Public Information Brochures 24, 39 and 59 were updated to contain the band plan, technical rules for the G band.
- PIB 24 Crown Management Right Band Plans
- PIB 39 Spectrum Licence Certification Rules for Crown Management Rights
- PIB 59 Policy rules for Crown Spectrum Management Rights