Ofcom has published a consultation on changes to licence exemption for some wireless telegraphy devices.
This consultation proposes the following changes to the existing arrangements for licence exemption by:
- setting a date to close the 10.675 to 10.699 GHz band after which no new Short Range Device (SRD) devices will be able to be deployed. Equipment in use prior to the closure date will continue to be licence exempt. We are proposing to give industry 18 months notice of this decision; and
- extending the licence exemption for Mobile Satellite System (MSS) user terminals to include the 1518 to 1525 MHz, 1525 MHz to 1559 MHz, 1626.5 MHz to 1660.5 MHz and 1670 to 1675 MHz bands.