Compliance & Product Regulatory ApproVals

WLAN Use in the 6 GHz Band

New Zealand Radio Spectrum Management (RSM) has now made the 5925 – 6425 MHz frequency band available for Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) under the Low Power Indoor (LPI) use and the Very Low Power (VLP) Indoor and Outdoor use regimes through the Radiocommunications Regulations Notice 2022. The country is now in line with the strategy adopted in Australia, the United Kingdom, and Europe and they are expected to update the Radiocommunications Regulations (Radio Standards) Notice 2020 with the applicable standard in the months to come. The wider 6 GHz band (5925 – 7125 MHz) remains under discussion internationally.

The table below describes the technical conditions for 6 GHz WLAN:

Type Approval impacted: No
Spectrum Impacted: 5925 – 6425 MHz, 5150 -5350 MHz, 57 -71 GHz
Imports Impacted: No
Standards Impacted: ETSI EN 303 687
Product Impact
: Products that support WLAN in the 6GHz band

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Praveen Rao

CEO & Technical Director, C-PRAV Group: Australia, New Zealand, India & Canada 

C-PRAV Labs & Certifications 

Professional engineering experience of 30+ years with technical and managerial skills obtained from professional degree, courses, and hands-on experience, while working with organizations and companies involved in Design & Development, Testing, Inspection, Certification and Compliance (TICC). 

Management of electrical/electronic products & systems Testing and Certifications for Global markets in Consumer, Industrial, IT, Telecom, Defence, Medical, and Automotive Industries. Overall advisory for Standards, Regulations, Testing and Certifications for Global Market Access (GMA). 

  • ISO/IEC 17025 Lab Quality Management 
  • NATA Authorised Signatory (1995 to 2000) for EMC Testing 
  • NATA & IANZ Authorised Technical Assessor (current)
  • EMI/EMC, RF/Wireless, EMR-RF Exposure/SAR 
  • NATA Technical Assessors Advisory Committee (current) 
  • Current Chair of Australian EMC National Standards Committee 
  • Member of Australian National standards committees for Safety, Radio, RF Exp/SAR 
  • Represent Australia in International Standards committees like IEC, CISPR, IEEE 
  • Member of Telecommunications Certification Body Council, USA and European REDCA