This section provides licensing information in relation to satellite earth stations and GNSS repeaters. It also provides information about the grant of Recognised Spectrum Access (RSA) for Receive-only Earth Stations (ROES).
A Satellite Earth Station (SES) is a type of radio equipment used to communicate with a space station (satellite) from the Earth's surface. They are typically used to provide telephony, data, backhaul, broadcast feeder links and two-way business/consumer broadband, or corporate-type communications.
GNSS repeater equipment consists of an external antenna for the reception of the GNSS signal and an amplifier (with a restricted maximum gain) connected via cabling to a second antenna inside a building. This re-radiates the GNSS signals inside a building, allowing, within a limited distance of that transmit antenna, the continued operation of GNSS receivers.
Apply for SES and GNSS repeater licences
Information about satellite earth station licensing
On 3 November 2017, Ofcom and the UK Space Agency held a workshop to help new entrants navigate satellite regulation. See the event slides for Satellite regulation: An introduction for new entrants (PDF, 2.5 MB).