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  • Vodafone praises Govt analogue TV phase-out decision

    Analogue television broadcasts will be progressively switched off between September 2012 and November 2013, the Government has announced.
    From then, consumers will need a Freeview set-top box, a television with Freeview built-in or a subscription to a digital pay-television service such as Sky Television in order to watch television.
    New Zealand will follow other countries, including the United States, Britain and Australia in turning off its analogue network and switching to digital-only transmission.
    The move will save broadcasters money and free up radio spectrum, some of which will be auctioned off to support new "fourth-generation" mobile networks that are expected to improve the speed and availability of mobile broadband.

  • Google champions unlicensed NZ spectrum use

    Google says slices of spectrum freed when analogue television is switched off, also called the "digital dividend", should be assigned to general unlicensed use as a stimulus to innovative broadband applications and devices.