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New Statement of Government Policy and Directions issued

Under the Radiocommunications Act 1989, the Minister for Communications can issue Statements of Policy and Directions (Policy Statements) to guide RSM in the administration of the radio licensing regime.

The Minister for Communications has issued a new Policy Statement, which can be found on the Gazette website. Information about reserved frequencies under the Statement can be found on the RSM website.

Submissions released on options for 174-230 MHz band

The consultation on options for 174-230 MHz closed on Friday 27 May.

RSM received 21 submissions.  One submission has been withheld at the request of the submitter. The remaining 20 submissions have now been released and can be found on the RSM website Options for 174-230 MHz.

Licence holders can now add licence reference text

All licence holders can now add relevant descriptive text to their licences in the Register of Radio Frequencies (RRF).  This is to allow licensees to add information that is relevant to them but also to those viewing licences in the RRF.  For example, General User Licences (GUL) now show what that particular GUL is used for.

Licensees could add information such as the proposed use for that licence or even the programme content for broadcasting licences. 

Information on how a licence holder can add the reference information can be found in the RRF tip Add licence reference text to your licences (Register tip #11)

Applications received for 3.5 GHz local area licences

An application has been received for licences for fixed broadband wireless access services in the 3.5 GHz local area Management right band.

Since July 2013, parties interested in utilising this spectrum have been able to apply for licences on a notified competitive allocation basis, but with sharing processes required to be negotiated by applicants. An application has been received by the Crown Spectrum Asset Manager from:

Compass Communications Ltd, for a licence lot with coverage in the Rotorua District Council TLA area.

Read more about this application for 3.5GHz licences.