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Tenders for radio spectrum rights 1989 - 1995

Rights in the radio spectrum were allocated progressively by tender from 1989 to 1995 as shown below:

 

Date

Spectrum details for tender

Allocation method

Tender results

Comment


October 1995

Licences for AM and FM sound broadcasting

Tender, first price

MF-AM, VHF-FM (Tender 6A) [42 KB PDF]

This tender was for lots that were unsold in tender 6

November 1994

Licences for UHF television and AM and FM sound broadcasting

Tender, first price

MF-AM, VHF-FM, UHF Television, DMS (Tender 6) [22 KB PDF]

 

April 1993

Management Rights (900 MHz) for cellular services and licences for UHF television, and AM and FM sound broadcasting.

Tender, first price

MF-AM, VHF-FM, VHF & UHF Television (Tender 5) [9 KB PDF]

One pair of Management Rights (900 MHz) allocated in Tender 2 was re-tendered after the provisions of the Commerce Act were not met.

October 1991

Licences for UHF television, AM and FM sound broadcasting and licences at 800 MHz for narrow band distribution services.

Tender, second price

MF-AM, VHF-FM, UHF Television, DMS (Tender 4) [15 KB PDF]

 

July 1990

Management Rights at 2.3 GHz, Licences for AM and FM sound broadcasting

Tender, second price

MF-AM, VHF-FM, MDS (Tender 3) [26 KB PDF]

 

May 1990

Management Rights (850 MHz and 900 MHz) for cellular services, licences for UHF television

Tender, second price

UHF Television, Cellular (Tender 2) [5 KB PDF]

 

December 1989

Licences for analogue UHF television

Tender, second price

UHF Television (Tender 1) [22KB PDF]

The tender included both network sets and individual licences


 

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