Preparing for 5G in New Zealand — technical consultation

In March 2018 we asked for feedback on the possible 5G spectrum bands, their future allocation, and on any other barriers to the rollout of 5G in New Zealand.

Summary

5G, the next generation cellular mobile technology, is expected to increase mobile connectivity and support new services and as yet unimagined innovations. It will be central to future economic growth, employment, education, transport and more. It is anticipated to facilitate transformative change for New Zealanders and New Zealand businesses.

The consultation document addresses the possible 5G spectrum bands and their future allocation. It also asks for feedback on any other barriers to the roll out of 5G in New Zealand. Interested parties were invited to comment on the questions raised by the consultation document and other matters related to 5G in New Zealand.

Discussion document

Preparing for 5G in New Zealand: Discussion document March 2018 [PDF, 508 KB]

Submissions received

Submissions closed at 5pm on Monday, 30 April 2018.

Over 300 submissions were received. They have been grouped into the 3 main topic areas:

  • potential health effects of 5G technology
  • the future of the 600 MHz band and radio microphones
  • other (multiple) issues.

You can also view a list of submitters in alphabetical order

Submitters to 5G Discussion Document [PDF, 136 KB]

Potential health effects of 5G technology

The future of the 600 MHz band and radio microphones

Other (multiple) issues