Change to deadline for the phase-out of 25 kHz Land Mobile Radio (LMR) channelsA deadline of 1 November 2015 for the phase-out of 25 kHz LMR channels was set in 2009 to promote more efficient use of LMR bands, reduce congestion, and align New Zealand with international practice.
RSM have recently reviewed the deadline and have extended it to 31 December 2019 for all LMR licences operating in frequencies above 470 MHz (F band and TS band).
The current deadline of 1 November 2015 still applies to 25 kHz LMR licences operating in frequencies below 470 MHz (E, C and D bands). On 1 November 2015, all 25 kHz LMR licences operating in frequencies below 470 MHz will be revoked (except for licences used for SCADA and Data services in C and D band).
Letters are being sent to licensees giving details on affected licences and transitional arrangements.