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.

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Status: trial and/or regulation
Population: 4.5 million
Last update: 06.03.2019