Pursuant to Regulation 19(1) of the Radiocommunications Regulations 2001 (“Regulations”) and acting under delegated authority from the chief executive, I give the following notice.
1. Title and commencement—(1) This notice is the Radiocommunications Regulations (Licence to Supply Radio Transmitters – Prohibited Equipment – Ban on the Supply of Vehicular Short-Range Radar Operating in the 22.000 – 26.625 GHz Frequency Range) Notice 2018.
(2) This notice shall come into force on 1 February 2018.
2. Interpretation—In this notice:
Vehicular short-range radar devices means the radio apparatus described in the Schedule to this notice and includes apparatus whether sold on its own or as a component of a motor vehicle.
3. Licence to supply radio transmitters
(a) The sale or supply of vehicular short-range radar devices that operate in the frequency range 22.000 – 26.625 GHz (excluding apparatus operating in the narrow band 24.000 – 24.250 GHz narrow band radar equipment, authorised under the GURL for Short Range Devices) is no longer permitted.
(b) All licences to supply transmitting apparatus will be updated with the following new condition:
“Commencing on 1 February 2018, the Licensee must not supply or offer for supply vehicular short-range radar devices.”
Radio equipment or part thereof used for, or with the primary purpose of road vehicle collision mitigation and traffic safety applications that operate in the frequency range 22.000 – 26.625 GHz (excluding devices operating in the narrow band 24.000 – 24.250 GHz narrow band radar equipment, authorised under the GURL for Short Range Devices).
Dated at Auckland this 19th day of January 2018.
FADIA MUDAFAR, Manager RSM Compliance, Radio Spectrum Management, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.
This note is not part of the notice, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This notice prohibits the supply and offer for supply of 22 – 26 GHz vehicular radar parts and equipment in New Zealand.
This notice is designed to complement the extension of operation of the 22 – 26.625 GHz which has had its operation extended through to 2022, however the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment wishes to phase out the supply of radar parts and units into the New Zealand market.
This notice comes into effect on 1 February 2018.