New Zealand

Last update: 06-03-2019 - older versions

Digital radio services were introduced in New Zealand on a trial basis in Auckland and Wellington with two transmitters operating in Band III.  These trials were licensed by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), but as yet there has been no requirement to develop wider policies concerning digital radio services.

The DAB+ trial in New Zealand was completed in 2018.

Last update: 06-03-2019 - older versions

New Zealand's trial of DAB/DAB+ services , consisting of two transmitters operating in Band III in Auckland and Wellington, was completed in 2018.

Last update: 06-03-2019 - older versions

There are currently no services on air in New Zealand.

Last update: 29-09-2014 - older versions

There is a small range of DAB/DAB+ receivers in the market. There are no retailers actively marketing DAB products as there is no commercial network.

Last update: 06-03-2019 - older versions

There are currently no trials taking place in New Zealand.

Last update: 06-03-2019 - older versions

The government has made no decisions on the allocation of spectrum for DAB. It is anticipated that there will be more focus on this in coming years.

Paneda and Agile Broadcast announce Australia & New Zealand partnership
WorldDAB Members News - 13.06.2019 - Paneda - Australia - Australia - New Zealand - New Zealand
Paneda and Agile Broadcast have today announced a partnership agreement for the Australian and New Zealand markets. Agile now represents Paneda for DAB headend and monitoring products. With this partnership in place, Paneda and Agile will be able to offer a number of DAB solutions and services including support, installation and system integration.
From Agile Broadcast:

DAB+ developments in NZ and Australia
WorldDAB Members News - 04.06.2018 - Pure - Australia - Australia - New Zealand - New Zealand
In New Zealand, DAB+ trial operator Kordia has written to Broadcasting Minister Clare Curran to extend the trial that will expire on 30 June. In Australia, Aqipa has relaunched the radio brand Pure.
From Radio magazine:

NZ to debate DAB trial extension
04.06.2018 - New Zealand - New Zealand
New Zealand will debate whether its long-standing DAB trial will be extended beyond its current deadline of 30 June. Operator Kordia states that DAB can be implemented across the country for NZD 10m, and the Ministry for Culture and Heritage will now make a recommendation to Broadcasting Minister Clare Curran.
From The National Business Review:

2018 Holden Commodore RS-V
10.05.2018 - New Zealand - New Zealand
For the RS-V includes 8” Enhanced Driver Information Display, wireless phone charging, alloy pedals, 40/20/40 folding rear seats, 8” colour touchscreen, SatNav and Digital Radio (DAB).
From Drivelife:

Fusion Apollo RA770
09.05.2018 - New Zealand - New Zealand
Offering more source options than ever before, the Apollo RA770 offers Bluetooth, Optical Audio (TV), Advanced SiriusXM features (USA only), DAB+ ready (available in Europe and Australia only), AM/FM radio, AUX and USB.
From Cerebral-Overload:

Kordia ready to invest in DAB+ if NZ radio industry is supportive
12.02.2018 - New Zealand - New Zealand
Kiwis would get more and better radio services if the country invested in a digital radio network, says Kordia chief executive Scott Bartlett. "Kordia is ready to invest. We are willing to put some money down on the table to bring these services to market if there is a consensus that it is the smart thing to do."
From Stuff.co.nz:

Kordia to invest in DAB in tech revamp
07.02.2018 - New Zealand - New Zealand
As part of its renewed focus, Kordia plans to invest in a range of new technology, including Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB) and next-generation Cloud for Digital Playout.
From Scoop NZ:

Kordia plans DAB investment in technology revamp
07.02.2018 - New Zealand - New Zealand
Kordia plans to sink money into a range of new technology, including Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB) and next-generation Cloud for Digital Playout.
From IT Brief NZ:

Porsche unveils 718 Cayman
25.04.2016 - New Zealand - New Zealand
Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS), auto dimming mirrors and digital radio are standard on all New Zealand models of the car.
From Stuff.nz:

NZ issues digital dividend radio spectrum allocation paper
26.08.2011 - New Zealand - New Zealand
New Zealand's Communications and Information Technology minister Steven Joyce has released a discussion document prepared by the Ministry Of Economic Development on the allocation of the 'digital dividend'; radio spectrum. The digital dividend is the ...
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Status: trial and/or regulation
Population: 4.5 million
Last update: 06.03.2019