Consultation: Notice of Ofcom’s changes to licence exemption legislation for Wireless Telegraphy Devices

  • Start: 13 July 2021
  • Status: Open
  • End: 12 August 2021

We are consulting on draft regulations (the Wireless Telegraphy (Exemption) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (the “Proposed Regulations”)). The Wireless Telegraphy (Exemption) Regulations 2021 (the “Principal Regulations”) which we consulted on in December 2020  (the “December Consultation”) allowed for more spectrum to be used on a licence exempt basis by a number of short-range device (“SRD”) applications such as Wi-Fi, smart meters and Internet of Things. The Principal Regulations also implemented our policy decision on extending WiFi to the 6 GHz band as well as changes to align technical conditions for some devices with the European Commission Decision on SRDs.

The Proposed Regulations correct typographical errors and amend references to the Interface Requirement documents in the Principal Regulations. We are not proposing any substantive changes to the Principal Regulations.

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