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(ARCHIVED) The proposal for 56 MHz channels in V, U, X and 38 GHz fixed service band.


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The proposal for 56 MHz channels in V, U, X and 38 GHz fixed service bands was put forward by Radio Spectrum Management (RSM) in 2011.

On the 19 August 2011 and the following publications were updated with the new channel spacing:

 

Proposal

As part of the fixed service review RSM looked at allotment, channelling and channel bandwidths. However, it was recognised that there before the fixed service review took place there was demand for wider channel spacing (56 MHz) and that in some bands it was straight forward to allow this prior to the review. Bands considered for early 56 MHz channelling were where:

  • New Zealand follows the ITU R Recommendations, and
  • the ITU R Recommendation previously allowed for up to 28 MHz channel spacing but has been updated to provide 56 MHz channels.

RSM proposed to allow 56 MHz channel spacing in the V, U, X and 38 GHz bands. The bands were as follows:
 

Band

Frequency Range

Allocated Use

RF Channel
ITU‑R Recommendation

ITU Rec channels

Current NZ channels


7 100-7 425 MHz
Point-to-point Medium capacity Digital only
ITU‑R Rec.F.385
3.5, 5, 7, 7, 14, 28, 56 (2x28) MHz
14, 7, 3.5 MHz
U
7 425-7 730 MHz
Point-to-point Low - medium capacity Digital only
ITU‑R Rec.F.385
3.5, 5, 7, 7, 14, 28, 56 (2x28) MHz
28,14, 7, 3.5 MHz
X
12.75-13.25 GHz
Point-to-point Digital only
ITU‑R Rec.F.497
3.5, 7, 14, 28, 56 (2x28) MHz
28, 14, 7 MHz
38 GHz
37.0-40.0 GHz
Point-to-point Low – medium capacity Digital only
ITU‑R Rec.F.749
140, 56, 28, 14, 7, 3.5
28, 14, 7, 3.5 MHz

RSM invited industry comment on the proposed changes. The following questions were asked:

  • Do you agree with allowing 56 MHz channel spacing in the bands listed in this proposal?
  • Are there any other issues that you want us to take into consideration when opening the new channels?
     

1 These proposed changes did not affect the TVOB portion of the V band.

 
2 The proposal also included 28 MHz channelling in V band. 

 

Last updated 9 December 2014