This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Official Information request 'Communication of notice of change of Public Information Brochure PIB 39'.

27 July 2023 
Ref: DOIA 2223-3048 
Jonathan Brewer 
Email: [FYI request #23329 email]
Tēnā koe Jonathan Brewer 
Thank you for your email of 30 June 2023 to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) 
requesting, under the Official Information Act 1982 (the Act), the fol owing information: 
PIB 39 "requirements for certifying spectrum licences in Crown management rights" was updated to 
include rules for the 3.5 GHz Managed Spectrum Park in April 2023. A notice of update was sent via 
email on the 18th of April to a general RSM mailing list from info @ The version 
of PIB 39 published on the 18th of April was "Issue 8.2 | April 2023". 
PIB 39 was updated to a new version "Issue 8.3 | May 2023". 
How was the release of the updated version of PIB 39 communicated? If it was communicated via 
info @ please provide a copy of the notice. If it was individually communicated 
to Approved Persons, please provide a list of Approved Persons who received notice of the updated 
document, the dates on which they were informed, and the method in which they were informed 
(verbally, via email, fax, etc.). 
The notice of the latest update to PIB 39 was included in the Radio Spectrum Management Business Update 
for July 2023, which was recently published on 3 July 2023:
updates/radio-spectrum-business-update-july-2023/. Additionally, this  update was  also  sent  out via the 
[email address] mailing list on the same day. A copy of this update is attached to this response. 
If you wish to discuss any aspect of your request or this response, or if you require any further assistance, 
please contact [email address]. 
You have the right to seek an investigation and review by the Ombudsman of this decision. Information 
about how to make a complaint is available at or freephone 0800 802 
Nāku noa, nā 
Daniel O’Grady 
Manager, Radio Spectrum Management Policy and Planning 
Digital, Communications & Transformation, MBIE 

Exclusive Rights Assigned in 3.30 –
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3.34 GHz for Regional Broadband
Business Update – July 2023
In this issue
Call for expressions of interest in FM sound
broadcas ng licences
Exclusive Rights Assigned in 3.30 – 3.34 GHz for
Regional Broadband
RSM a ends Comms Connect in Christchurch
Call for expressions of interest in FM sound
broadcas ng licence
Applica ons have been received for the following FM
sound broadcas ng spectrum licences:
Otahoua (Masterton District) 103.9 MHz, licence ID
404313, reserve price: $16,379 incl. GST
Kaikōura Peninsula (Kaikōura District) 98.7 MHz,
licence ID 404049, reserve price: $1,761 incl. GST
Radio Spectrum Management is seeking expressions of
interest in these commercial FM licences, closing 5pm on 1
August 2023. Interested par es should email the Crown
Spectrum Asset Manager via the address below.
[email address]
Following this, decisions will be made to determine if the
licence can be allocated by direct sale or by a compe ve
alloca on process.
Read more about the expressions of interest process
Exclusive Rights Assigned in 3.30 – 3.34 GHz for
Regional Broadband

As a part of Radio Spectrum Management’s assignment of
3.3 – 3.4 GHz for regional and private networks, we have
made available two 20 MHz channels (between 3.30-3.32
GHz and 3.32-3.34 GHz) for non-na onal / regional
The auc on for exclusive rights in 3.30 – 3.34 GHz has now
closed. Licences are now being placed by those who hold
these exclusive rights. Following the ini al 6-month
exclusive rights period, the two channels will be available
to any eligible users on a first-in first-served basis.
More informa on on this spectrum including fees and
technical rules can be found below.
Regional Broadband Licences – Radio Spectrum
Please note that there is no compulsory frame structure
and that LTE equipment use is an cipated in this frequency
An update to the License Authorisa ons in Sec on 4.8
(Regional Broadband in 3.3 GHz) of PIB 39 has been made.
Spectrum Licence Cer fica on Rules for Crown
Management Rights (PIB 39)

RSM a ends Comms Connect in Christchurch
The Radio Spectrum Management (RSM) team recently
a ended the Comms Connect Conference held in
Christchurch on 13 June 2023. 
Commsconnect is a fantas c pla orm for RSM to provide
updates on the various upcoming projects and their
melines. A endees gained valuable insights into the
future plans of RSM, allowing them to align their own
strategies accordingly. 
Furthermore, RSM took the opportunity to inform industry
professionals about the latest developments surrounding
the new Register for Radio Frequencies (RRF). We
reassured a endees that their concerns were being taken
seriously and that efforts were underway to resolve any
issues related to the new RRF

It’s a great opportunity to catch up face to face with many
of our licence holders and industry professionals. Such
open dialogues help foster collabora on and ensures that
all stakeholders are on the same page.
Radio Spectrum Management
Ministry of Business, Innova on and Employment
PO Box 2847
Wellington 6140.
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