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(ARCHIVED) VHF Band III

With New Zealand having gone digital at the end of 2013, the UHF broadcasting bands have been repurposed for digital terrestrial television broadcasting. However, the VHF broadcasting bands in 44-51, 54-68 and 174-230 MHz may largely remain unused with the switch off of analogue television.

Radio Spectrum Management (RSM) is keeping a watching brief on International developments in this area and plan to review the usage of VHF band III spectrum in the frequency range of 174-230 MHz. This is in line with the proposal in the Radio Spectrum Five Year Outlook 2012-2016.

Public consultation will take place as part of the investigation, with further details to be announced via the Radio Spectrum Management Business Update e-newsletter.

Last updated 26 August 2015