Statement: Advertisement of a national radio Additional Services licence

Published: 7 September 2021
Consultation closes: 6 October 2021
Status: Closed (statement published)

Statement published 25 October 2021

Ofcom is today inviting applications for a national radio ‘Additional Service’ Licence, from March 2022 until April 2031.

Additional services use the spare capacity within signals carrying sound broadcasting services on certain frequencies. Ofcom licences one Additional Services licence: the current licence - held by INRIX UK Ltd - uses spare capacity from the frequencies used to broadcast Classic FM to transmit traffic and road travel information to in-car navigation devices. This licence is due to expire at the end of February 2022.

We intend to issue a new licence when the current licence expires. Today, following consultation, we have set out the terms and characteristics of that new licence.

The closing date for applications is 3:00pm on 12 January 2022.

Contact information

Back to top