Statement: Notice of proposals to make the Wireless Telegraphy (Licence Charges) (Amendment) Regulations 2022

  • Start: 13 October 2022
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 14 November 2022

This statement confirms that, following our Notice and consultation on our proposals, we have decided to make new regulations (the “Regulations”) that will amend the existing 2020 Regulations in relation to fees for three licence classes. The Regulations will make the following changes:

Introduce new fee rates for Broadcasting Restricted Service Licences. This follows Ofcom’s decision (PDF, 319.8 KB) in July 2022 to make changes to the application process and to introduce a new licence class with a simplified fees regime for Restricted Service Licences.

Implement the fee related to ‘Spectrum Access: EHF’ licences. This follows Ofcom’s decision (PDF, 2.2 MB) in October 2020 to introduce a new licence class ‘Spectrum Access: EHF’ to enable simple, flexible access to over 32 GHz of spectrum in the 57 – 71 GHz and 100 – 200 GHz ranges.

Introduce a new class of licence – Spectrum Access 3.9 GHz. This follows Ofcom’s decision (PDF, 757.2 KB) on 10 October 2022 to align the terms of spectrum licences in the 3.4 – 3.6 GHz and 3.6 – 3.8 GHz bands (collectively the 3.4 – 3.8 GHz band). As part of that process, we moved the 3925 – 4009 MHz band into a new, separate licence called “Spectrum Access (3.9 GHz)”.

The Regulations were made on 8 December 2022 and will come into force on 29 December 2022.

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