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Managed Spectrum Park - Technical parameters consultation

Submissions closed at
5pm on Friday, 19 December 2014
Proposed Methodology and Rules for Engineering Licences in Managed Spectrum Parks - Ian Goodwin October 2014.pdf PDF Document 294kb


This technical consultation was conducted to define technical parameters for certifying spectrum licences in the Managed Spectrum Park (MSP).

This consultation did not address any other aspects of the MSP, such as licence fees, allocation rules, park rules, licence agreements or how the park is currently being used.

The submissions received are now available for download


The new rules for certifying spectrum licences in the MSP are incorporated into the new Issue 6 of the PIB 39, Spectrum Licence Certification Rules for Crown Management Rights.

All existing spectrum licences in the MSP certified prior to 1 May 2015 are still valid.

These rules will apply to new applications in the MSP, as well as any new or amended spectrum licences from 1 May 2015 onwards.



The MSP was established in February 2009 to allow the use of the frequency range 2575-2620 MHz. It was designed to allow spectrum access on a local or regional basis subject to self-managed coordination and spectrum sharing.

No technical parameters or rules were established for the certification and creation of licences in the MSP. Currently, AREs are only expected to assess the technical compatibility requirements as required by the Radiocommunications Act 1989 when creating and certifying licences in the MSP. We hoped that this would allow users to be innovative, flexible and technology neutral when deploying services in the MSP.

As a result of this flexibility, there are anomalies in the way licences are being created in the absence of common technical guidance. RSM is of the view that it is now appropriate to define technical parameters and establish common licensing rules in order to ensure efficient spectrum re-use within the MSP.

Proposed Technical Parameters

RSM commissioned an independent consultant to write a report on suitable technical parameters. These parameters could be used to set up the benchmark of engineering criteria for optimum spectrum re-use within the MSP.

Download the full report [294 KB PDF]


Last updated 30 April 2015