Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 


World-Class Spectrum Management Regime Recognised

Hon Amy Adams
Minister for Communications and Information Technology

27 February 2013

World-Class Spectrum Management Regime Recognised

Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams today welcomed the news that the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has received the 2013 Spectrum for Mobile Broadband Award at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

“This award demonstrates New Zealand’s ability to set international best practice. Being recognized on the international stage is a tremendous accomplishment and I want to congratulate the dedicated spectrum management team at MBIE for their work,” Ms Adams says.

The GSMA judging panel commented that New Zealand demonstrated the highest achieving strategy in ensuring the transparent and stable long-term ability to meet increasing spectrum demand.

The award also recognised the Government’s support for increased investment in mobile coverage through the Rural Broadband Initiative.

“The growth of mobile broadband is rapidly changing the way we communicate and do business.

“This award reflects the future-focused approach taken in spectrum management, ensuring that New Zealand keeps apace with the world leaders for access to new wireless technologies and innovations.

“The recently announced auction of the 700 MHz band will help confirm our place at the forefront of these developments, ensuring that we have sufficient spectrum available to support these new technologies and services.”

The GSMA is an industry group representing over 800 mobile operators from more than 220 countries, as well as equipment vendors, handset manufacturers, software developers, and internet companies.

Entries for the Spectrum for Mobile Broadband Award were judged on the following criteria:

• Development of regulatory and policy framework that balances government and investor needs

• Demonstrated vision in the management of spectrum resources

• Demonstrated good practice in government transparency and public consultation

• Development and/or implementation of stable long-term spectrum policy

• Demonstrated cross departmental or organisational collaboration to address challenges

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Gordon Campbell: On Bank Scandals (And Air Crashes)

Last month, the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) filed proceedings against Westpac over activities that have some distinct echoes of the Libor scandal. More>>

Budget: Health Funding Must Keep Up With Need

NZNO: “The nursing team has been doing more with less for years. It’s getting to the point that we’re really worried about our colleagues, our patients, our jobs and the level of health care available for people in our country." More>>

ALSO:

Emissions Inventory: Time For The Government To Do The Right Thing

It’s time for the National Government to step up and do the right thing to reduce climate pollution as data shows New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions are higher than ever, the Green Party said today. More>>

ALSO:

Budget 2016: More Partnership Schools To Open

Seven new schools will join the eight Partnership Schools already open, along with further new schools opening in 2017. “The growth of this policy is a reflection of the high level of interest from educators and community leaders,” Mr Seymour says. More>>

ALSO:

No Correspondence With English: Did Brownlee Make Up Sale Of Navy Ships ‘On The Hoof?’

Having revealed that several Royal New Zealand Navy vessels have not left port in years, New Zealand First is now asking the Minister of Defence to prove he did not come up with the idea of selling HMNZS Taupo and Pukaki until the media asked him. More>>

Housing Plans: Labour- Abolish Auckland Urban Boundary
The Government should rule out any possibility of an urban growth boundary in Auckland Council’s Unitary Plan if it is serious about fixing the housing crisis. More>>
Greens - State House Solution
The Homes Not Cars policy allows Housing New Zealand to retain its dividend and, in addition, would refund its tax, to spend on the emergency building of around 450 new state houses. More>>

ALSO:

Houses And Taxes: Post-Cabinet, Pre-Budget Press Conference

The Prime Minister said that the pre-budget announcements showed that his Government is “investing in a growing economy”. He re-affirmed the National Government’s commitment to lowering personal tax rates but that any such change must fit with the fiscal reality of the time. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news