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This paper provides an introduction to the radio spectrum available in New Zealand for IoT networks. Numerous spectrum bands are available for both licensed and ‘unlicensed’ spectrum from low to high frequencies. This spectrum can cater for range of different IoT networks and applications, and many of these spectrum bands are harmonised with international markets. While licensed spectrum is exclusively available for that licence holder in the described location, unlicensed spectrum generally requires operators to share that spectrum with other IoT and non-IoT users.
Report prepared by: NZ IoT Alliance