On 12 November 2020, we consulted on making an amendment to the Wireless Telegraphy (Automotive Short Range Radar) (Exemption) Regulations 2013 (the “SRR Regulations”). These regulations exempt the use of certain short range radar (SRR) equipment in the 24 GHz band from the need to hold a Wireless Telegraphy Act licence.
Due to the transition period agreed between the United Kingdom and the European Union coming to an end at 11pm on 31 December 2020, the SRR Regulations needed to be amended to ensure the scope of the licence exemption continues to apply to equipment in vehicles that are registered, placed on the market or put into service in in the United Kingdom (as well as the EU) after the end of the transition period.
We received no comments on the proposed regulations. After reviewing the legislation, we decided to proceed with making the regulations as drafted. On 16 December 2020 Ofcom made the Wireless Telegraphy (Automotive Short Range Radar) (Exemption)(Amendment) Regulations 2020 which will enter force on 31 December 2020.
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