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Spectrum Access: EHF licences

01 October 2020

The Spectrum Access: EHF licence is for people and businesses to access three Extremely High Frequency (EHF) bands for a wide range of wireless connectivity applications.

On 1 October 2020, Ofcom published a statement that opened up access to the 116-122 GHz, 174.8-182 GHz and 185-190 GHz bands on a licensed basis.

To support innovation, the Spectrum Access: EHF Licence is available for applications. Each licence will enable access to one of these bands across the UK on a non-protection and non-interference basis, with use of multiple devices permitted.

The licence grants access to any one of the following bands, on a 'one band per licence' basis:

  • 116-122 GHz
  • 174.8-182 GHz
  • 185-190 GHz

For further information or guidance on the Spectrum Access: EHF licence, please see the sections below.

Spectrum Access: EHF guidance

Our Spectrum Access: EHF licence guidance (PDF, 1.3 MB) includes details on licence fees, the application process and licence terms and conditions.

Apply for a Spectrum Access: EHF licence

Use the Spectrum Access: EHF licence application form (PDF, 741.4 KB) to apply for a licence.

How much will the licence cost?

The fee for this licence will be £75, renewable every five years.

Technical information

The full technical information is available in the UK Interface Requirement (IR) 2106 (PDF, 425.1 KB).