Fixed service review
Fixed services provide long and short distance backhaul for telecommunications and broadcasting services across New Zealand. In 2015 we consulted on proposed rule changes for the deployment and use of fixed services in New Zealand.
The discussion document set out a number of proposed:
- rule changes governing the deployment and use of fixed services across New Zealand
- alterations to some fixed service channel plans.
Submissions closed at 12pm on Sunday, 15 March 2015. 17 submissions were received:
- 4RF [PDF, 183 KB]
- Chorus [PDF, 176 KB]
- Kordia [PDF, 544 KB]
- Orion [PDF, 169 KB]
- Purchas Communications Ltd [PDF, 32 KB]
- RBA [PDF, 256 KB]
- RHW [PDF, 186 KB]
- RFUANZ [PDF, 124 KB]
- Houlihan [PDF, 505 KB]
- Spark [PDF, 83 KB]
- Spectrum Engineering [PDF, 430 KB]
- Tait Ltd [PDF, 78 KB]
- Vodafone [PDF, 283 KB]
- Team Talk [PDF, 137 KB]
- Telco2 [PDF, 60 KB]
- TUANZ [PDF, 247 KB]
- TVNZ [PDF, 247 KB]
A summary of submissions is also available.
After considering the submissions on the discussion document, the following changes were made in 2015:
- Digital services allowed in STL bands, where they were not previously.
- Minimum spectral efficiency raised from 1 bit per second per hertz to 2 bits per second per hertz on new services.
- Equipment deployed for fixed service use operating between 6 and 38 GHz needs to meet EN 302 217-2-2.
- ITU-R F 1191 must be taken into account when deploying a fixed service.
- Re-labelling of fixed service bands between 2 and 15 GHz to correspond to frequency-related designators.