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Māori spectrum agreement ‘a meaningful milestone’

Henry Burrell
Thu, 03 Feb 2022

Māori spectrum agreement ‘a meaningful milestone’
Māori Spectrum Working Group interests lie beyond traditional telecoms networks. (Image: Deposit Photos)
Henry Burrell
Thu, 03 Feb 2022
It is hoped an agreement recognising Māori spectrum interests will help engage Māori in the use of digital technologies.Under the deal, signed in Parliament on Wednesday, an ongoing allocation of 20% of future national commercial spectrum allocations will be given at no cost to a Māori spectrum entity.Seeding funding of $32 million will also be given to the new entity over five years.“This is a quite meaningful milestone for us,” Antony Royal, Māori Spectrum Working Group chief executive, told BusinessDesk. The working group was est...

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