Radio Spectrum Management (RSM) has begun a review of the Radiocommunications Act 1989 and is seeking views on how well the Act is working and what changes, if any, are needed. The key areas of the radio spectrum management regime considered as part of the review are:
- interference management,
- competition regulation during spectrum allocations,
- technical definition of management rights and licences,
- regional division of management rights, and
- regulation of new technologies such as cognitive radio and white space devices.
We have published a Discussion Document outlining the issues being considered and ask for feedback by Wednesday 1 October 2014.
Workshops on the Act review will be held in Auckland and Wellington. If there is sufficient demand, we will also hold a workshop in Christchurch. If you would like to attend a workshop, you must register before 10 September 2014.