New radio frequencies register goes live this month

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New radio frequencies register goes live this month

A new registry for radio frequency allocations and management rights for New Zealand users will go live mid-December, the Radio Spectrum Agency (RSM), which falls under the ministry of business, innovation and employment (MBIE), announced.

RSM said the New RRF will use the latest technology and be easy to use.

It will provide an easily configurable and mobile-friendly experience, enabling users to be adaptable to legislative changes and new regulatory requirements, the agency said.

The New RRF replaces the older Oracle-based SMART registry, which will be set to read-only from tomorrow.

Data held in SMART will be migrated to the NEW RRF, and users won't be able to create new applications, make payments, add new clients or modify existing information during that time.

Training sessions for the New RRF will be held on December 13.

Fadia Mudafar, national manager of radio spectrum management told CRN NZ that the register is required pursuant to the Radiocommunications Act 1989.

"The ministry has worked alongside vendor Foster Moore International, with the creation of the register taking approximately two years, and costing $13.7 milllion," Mudafar said.

Foster Moore International is Auckland based, and developed the New Zealand Companies Office register more than 20 years ago.

Apart from MBIE/RSM and the Companies Office, Foster Moore has also developed the registry for the Insolvency and Trustee Service and operates in 21 jurisdictions worldwide.

As part of the move to the New RRF, the registry's external application programming interfaces were updated and released to users for integration in September 2022, with a small update in October, Mudafar said.


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