RSM releases updated spectrum table


By Jonathan Nally
Wednesday, 12 July, 2017


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New Zealand’s Radio Spectrum Management (RSM) has published a new issue of ‘Table of Radio Spectrum Usage in New Zealand (PIB 21)’ — Issue 9.1 — incorporating a number of minor amendments to Issue 9, which was updated to reflect decisions made at WRC-15.

In addition, RSM has launched an interactive version of PIB 21 on its website as a trial to test the demand for presenting the information in an easy-to-access online format.

RSM has also updated the spectrum usage chart — a visible representation of spectrum usage in New Zealand. Copies can be downloaded as a PDF or ordered from the RSM website.

In other NZ news, the Radiocommunications Regulations (General User Radio Licence for Satellite Services) Notice 2017 has been updated to reinstate the provision for mobile satellite service (MSS) in the frequency range 148–150.05 MHz, based on up-to-date information received from the relevant satellite operators.

The revision also incorporates other changes, including:

  • 20 MHz emission bandwidth to address the increase in demand for wider bandwidth for fixed satellite service (FSS), including for the purpose of satellite news gathering (SNG) and very small aperture terminal (VSAT); and
  • clarity for the use of earth station in motion (ESIM) in frequency range 29.5–30 GHz when read in conjunction with the same frequency range as permitted for similar use through the respective General User Radio Licences for Aeronautical and Maritime Purposes.

You can read the new version of the notice online here.

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