New Zealand has led the way in introducing property rights to the radio spectrum. New Zealand's system for radio spectrum rights is unique and Buddle Findlay's experts have played leading roles in designing it.
We help our telecommunications and broadcasting clients get the best out of the radio spectrum. We assist with participation in radio spectrum, trades of spectrum rights, interface resolution, and raising finance on spectrum rights.
Advising Sky Television
on commercial and regulatory issues related to the radio spectrum including renewal of its UHF licences, conversion of its licences to digital use, arrangements with the Maori Television Service, and licensing satellite services
Assisting the Ministry of Economic Development
with formulation of the Radiocommunications Amendment Act 2000
Advising a telecommunications network operator
on proposals to amend statutory rights to access private land for building and maintaining networks
Advising the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment
on the conduct of the 700MHz auction and the FM frequency auction
Advising on standards for electromagnetic radiation
and the licensing of radiocommunications equipment
Advising Telecom New Zealand
on the conduct of the 2 GHz radio spectrum auction