Pursuant to Regulation 9 of the Radiocommunications Regulations 2001 (“the Regulations”) made under section 116(1)(b) of the Radiocommunications Act 1989 (“the Act”), and acting under delegated authority from the chief executive, I give the following notice.
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1. Title, commencement and purpose—(1) This notice is the Radiocommunications Regulations (General User Radio Licence for Ultra Wide Band Communication Devices) Notice 2008.
(2) This notice comes into force on 1 September 2008.
2. General user radio licence—A general user radio licence is granted for the right to transmit radio waves for the purpose of ultra wide band (UWB) communications, in accordance with the terms, conditions and restrictions of
3. Terms, conditions and restrictions—(1) The ranges of frequencies specified and maximum power of transmissions permitted pursuant to this licence are those prescribed in the Schedule to this notice.
(2) Transmissions are not permitted:
(a) onboard any aircraft; or
(b) from any fixed outdoor transmitter or antenna.
(3) Transmitters must conform to technical standards as prescribed in notices under Regulation 32(1)(b) of the Regulations.
(4) Frequency use is on a shared basis and the chief executive does not accept liability under any circumstances for any loss or damage of any kind occasioned by use of
this licence, including the unavailability of frequencies or interference to reception.
(5) Should interference occur to services licensed pursuant to a radio licence or a spectrum licence, the chief
executive reserves the right to require and ensure that any transmission pursuant to this General User Radio Licence change frequency, reduce power or cease operation.
(6) A person authorised by the chief executive, shall be granted at all reasonable times entry to any premises, building, aircraft, ship, carriage, vehicle, box or receptacle for the purposes of ensuring compliance with this licence.
(7) Words and expressions defined in:
(a) The Radiocommunications Act 1989, and Regulations and notices made under that Act; and
(b) The International Radio Regulations annexed to the International Telecommunications Convention
have the meanings so defined.
Frequency range Maximum mean e.i.r.p. spectral density (dBm/MHz) Maximum peak e.i.r.p. (measured in50 MHz)
Below 1.6 GHz –90 dBm –50 dBm
1.6 to 2.7 GHz –85 dBm –45 dBm
2.7 to 3.4 GHz –70 dBm –36 dBm
3.4 to 3.8 GHz (Note 1) –80 dBm –40 dBm
3.8 to 4.2 GHz (Note 1) –70 dBm –30 dBm
4.2 to 4.8 GHz (Notes 1 and 2) –70 dBm –30 dBm
4.8 to 6 GHz –70 dBm –30 dBm
6 to 8.5 GHz(Note 2) –41.3 dBm 0 dBm
8.5 to 10.6 GHz –65 dBm –25 dBm
Above 10.6 GHz –85 dBm –45 dBm
Note 1: Low duty cycle.
If low duty cycle is implemented, devices in this band may operate at:
(a) a maximum mean e.i.r.p. spectral density of –41.3 dBm/MHz; and
(b) a maximum peak e.i.r.p. of 0 dBm.
Note 2: Road and rail vehicles.
(1) For devices installed in road and rail vehicles, where transmit power control is implemented:
(a) the maximum mean e.i.r.p. spectral density is –41.3 dBm/MHz;
(b) the maximum peak e.i.r.p. is 0 dBm; and
(c) the transmit power control must operate with a range of 12 dB below the maximum mean e.i.r.p. spectral density.
(2) For devices installed in road and rail vehicles, where transmit power control is not implemented:
(a) the maximum mean e.i.r.p. spectral density is –53.3 dBm/MHz; and
(b) the maximum peak e.i.r.p. is –12 dBm.
Dated at Wellington this 29th day of July 2008.
SANJAI RAJ, Group Manager Radio Spectrum Management, Ministry of Economic Development.