Consultation: Notice of proposal to make the Wireless Telegraphy (Mobile Repeater) (Exemption) Regulations 2022

  • Start: 24 March 2022
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 25 April 2022

We are consulting on draft regulations (the Wireless Telegraphy (Mobile Repeater) (Exemption) Regulations 2022 (the “Proposed Regulations”). These would revoke and replace the current licence exemption rules for mobile repeaters. The Proposed Regulations would implement the decisions made in the 2021 Repeaters Statement, by extending the licence exemption criteria to cover devices that operate on the frequencies of more than one mobile operator. In particular, they would allow for the use of provider-specific and multi-operator repeaters, provided that they meet certain technical requirements.

We are also proposing to make the Proposed Regulations technology-neutral, and therefore to not confine the scope of the licence exemption to 2G, 3G and 4G mobile repeater devices.

By introducing these changes, Ofcom hopes to support the provision of a wider choice of repeater devices to help consumers address their indoor coverage problems.

This is a statutory consultation. We are inviting comments both on whether the Proposed Regulations correctly implement our decision in the 2021 Repeaters Statement, and on our proposal to make the Proposed Regulations technology-neutral. Any comments should be provided by 5pm on 25 April 2022.


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Responses

Responder name Type
BT (PDF File, 104.3 KB) Organisation
Cel-Fi by Nextivity (PDF File, 148.5 KB) Organisation
Choraffa, A (PDF File, 78.7 KB) Individual
Freshwave (PDF File, 151.5 KB) Organisation