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Have your say on amendments to radio regulations

The Economic Development, Science and Innovation Committee is seeking submissions on the ratification of the Amendments to the International Radio Regulations (IRR) adopted by the Final Acts of the Radio communication Conference 2015. Submissions are open until Thursday, 19 July 2018.

The IRR is a multilateral treaty that forms an instrument of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), an inter-governmental, United Nations agency of which New Zealand is a member.

The changes to the IRR seek to provide:

• Additional allocation of some frequency banks to radio communication services,

• Improved procedures for coordination of radio services, and

• More appropriate operational parameters for licensing.

These are expected to intensify development of broadband services and new mobile-satellite services, and provide a more flexible regulatory framework for spectrum use.

New Zealand will not incur any new legal obligations if the Amendments are ratified.

Tell the Economic Development, Science and Innovation Committee what you think

Send your submission on the bill by midnight on Thursday, 19 July 2018.

For more details about the amendments:

Read the full content of the amendments


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