For clarity, the spectrum bands currently used for cellular in New Zealand are:
In the bands currently used for cellular, the operators hold:
Soon, the 700 MHz band will also be used for cellular. All three operators will own rights in this band.The 700 MHz spectrum auction took place soon after the earlier story appeared. By the time it finished, the ratio between the three main carriers in the bands Starling names as used for cellular had changed. Spark (formerly Telecom) picked up 40 MHz, Vodafone took 30 MHz while 2degrees could only afford to buy 20 MHz.