This statement sets out our decisions in relation to the drafting of the statutory instruments which give effect to the policy decisions we have made to extend Recognised Spectrum Access (RSA) for Receive Only Earth Stations (ROES) to two new frequency bands, namely 7850 - 7900 MHz and 25.5 - 26.5 GHz. These receive-only earth stations are ground based terminals used to receive signals from meteorological satellites, earth exploration satellites and space missions. As their name suggests, they receive but do not transmit.
On 18 June 2015, following a formal consultation, we made the following statutory instruments, which will come into force on 10 July 2015: S.I. 2015/1397, S.I. 2015/1398, S.I. 2015/1399, S.I. 2015/1400, S.I. 2015/1401.