New Zealand – Review of 174-230MHz band

Following a review of the 174-230 MHz band (Band III), the Minister for Communications has decided on the allocation of spectrum for three new uses:

  1. the Internet of Things (IoT),
  2. land mobile radio, and
  3. the New Zealand Defence Force.

Spectrum has also been set aside to allow for a Digital Audio Broadcasting network, should a decision be made to implement this in future.

The changes for IoT and land mobile radio will be introduced following further consultation with industry in late 2017.

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