More details of WiMAX auction

20 Aug 2007

New Zealand’s government has revealed more details of its proposed sale of 2.3GHz and 2.5GHz WiMAX wireless broadband spectrum. The sale, which will take place in December this year, will include strict acquisition limits to prevent major operators from reinforcing their dominance. Three ‘managed spectrum parks’ totalling 75MHz of frequencies will be offered for both local and regional use. Winning bidders are being warned that they must use their frequencies or risk losing them, in a measure designed to prevent spectrum hoarding.