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  • ACMA issues second paper on 803-960 MHz band

    Seeking to maximise the value of 800 MHz spectrum for mobile broadband, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) today released a second discussion paper about how to replan the 803-960 MHz band.

  • FORUM: A different approach

    In my neighbourhood we’ve waited a long time for Telecom’s fibre to the node upgrade, but a few weeks ago while out jogging I spotted a shiny new double cabinet sitting unobtrusively on its solid white concrete plinth — and what a lovely sight it was too.

  • 15MHz for Maori; 10MHz each for the three telcos

    In the second part of Computerworld's Q and A interview with Antony Royal, Te Huarahi Tika Trust trustee discusses the Trust's bid for a slice of the spectrum that will become available when analogue television is switched off, and he discusses Chinese investment in iwi-led telco projects.

  • Spectrum review recommends staff changes

    A review of the Ministry of Economic Development’s radio spectrum management and regulation activities has recommended staffing changes with less focus on compliance work and more on medium- to long-term planning.

  • Google champions unlicensed NZ spectrum use

    Google says slices of spectrum freed when analogue television is switched off, also called the "digital dividend", should be assigned to general unlicensed use as a stimulus to innovative broadband applications and devices.

  • Spectrum auction concluded

    The Government's 2.3GHz and 2.5GHz spectrum auction was concluded on Tuesday.
    Telecom and Craig Wireless, a Canadian investment company, will pay $916,000 and $1.1 million each for 40MHz blocks, reports the Dominion Post. In total, telecommunications companies will pay the Government $4.4 million for radio spectrum.
    Vodafone, Woosh Wireless and the state-owned enterprise Kordia each won 35MHz blocks in the auction and CallPlus won 30MHz.
    The spectrum will be used to deliver wireless broadband using WiMax technology.

  • Commission okays Vodafone spectrum buy

    The Commerce Commission has given Vodafone the green light to acquire management rights to the 890MHz and 900MHz spectrum it bought at the recent spectrum auction in July.

  • Vodafone spends $2m to 'improve services'

    Vodafone says its $2 million purchase last week of spectrum in the 890MHz to 900MHz frequency range will be used to improve existing services, not to offer new services or technology.