Radio equipment

Spectrum-radio equipment

Annual licence fees for 900 MHz and 1800 MHz spectrum

Published: 10 October 2013

Last updated: 23 July 2024

A consultation on revising annual licence fees for the 900 MHz and 1800 MHz spectrum bands, currently used by mobile network operators.

Ofcom at Glastonbury 2024

Published: 5 July 2024

The Glastonbury festival is one of the UK’s biggest cultural events – this year 210,000 people attended the event, which was headlined by Dua Lipa, Coldplay and SZA.

Fixed terrestrial links

Published: 5 March 2024

Last updated: 4 July 2024

Fixed Terrestrial Links or Fixed Wireless Systems (FWS) refer to terrestrial based wireless systems, operating between two or more fixed points.

Local Access licences

Published: 29 January 2024

Last updated: 3 July 2024

A local access licence allows the sharing of spectrum that is already licensed, where a particular frequency is not being used.

NFL London 2024: New York Jets vs Minnesota Vikings

Published: 16 January 2024

Last updated: 25 June 2024

Statement: Analogue Radio Technical Code

Published: 26 January 2024

Last updated: 17 June 2024

Ofcom has consulted on updates to our Site Engineering Code for Analogue Radio Broadcast Transmission Systems.

Radio 2 In The Park

Published: 16 January 2024

Last updated: 2 May 2024

Applying for Special Event Station Notice of Variations Online

Published: 6 March 2024

Last updated: 6 March 2024

Apply for an aeronautical or Unmanned Aircraft System licence

Published: 6 March 2024

Everything you need to apply for an aircraft or drone licence.

Masts and planning

Published: 6 March 2024

Operators may establish, install and use radio equipment anywhere in the UK, in accordance with their Wireless Telegraphy Act licences, issued by Ofcom. Obtaining planning permission for the physical structures that host the radio equipment is handled by the relevant local planning authorities. Depending on location and size, not all base stations will necessarily require planning permission

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