Licensing Statistics

The statistics shown on this page are taken from ComReg’s licensing database valid to the end of ComReg’s financial year 30 June.

Number of Live Licences

Licence Type 30th June ’15 30th June ’16 Year on Year Change
2G 1 0 -1
3G 4 4 0
Liberalised Use 4 4 0
Aircraft Radio 1350 1474 124
Business Radio 1051 1015 -36
Community Repeaters 11 11 0
Air Traffic Services 49 50 1
Maritime Services 64 65 1
AIS (Automatic Identification Systems) 5 6 1
Radio Location 3 3 0
Radio Navigation 18 18 0
Radio Amateurs 1769 1801 32
FWALA 235 268 33
National Telemetry 3 3 0
26 GHz -National Point-to-Point Block Licences 4 4 0
Mobile Radio (Local Area) 19 16 -3
Paging (Local Area) 126 130 4
Radio Links – Point-to-Multipoint 119 118 -1
Radio Links – Point-to-Point 12227 12238 11
Satellite Radio 71 71 0
Programme Making and Special Events (PMSE) 38 49 11
TETRA Emergency Services 1 1 0
Third Party Business Radio 31 42 11
Wideband Digital Mobile Data Service (WDMDS) 3 0 -3
Wireless Access Platform for Electronic Communication Services (WAPECS) 1 1 0
Wireless Public Address System 82 81 -1
Wireless Test 10 13 3
Wireless Trial 2 3 1
Broadcast Licences 616 684 68
Total Live Radio Licences 17917 18173 256

 

Number of New/Amended Licences issued

Licence Type 30th June ’15 30th June ’16 Year on Year Change
2G 0 0 0
Interim GSM licences 1 0 -1
3G 0 0 0
Liberalised Use 0 0 0
Aircraft Radio 175 271 96
Business Radio 282 266 -16
Community Repeaters 5 1 -4
Air Traffic Services 5 1 -4
Maritime Services 2 2 0
AIS (Automatic Identification Systems) 0 1 1
Radio Location 0 0 0
Radio Navigation 0 0 0
Radio Amateurs 133 94 -39
FWALA 8 56 48
26 GHz – National Point-to-Point Block Licences 0 0 0
National Telemetry 3 0 -3
Mobile Radio (Local Area) 7 5 -2
Paging (Local Area) 13 4 -9
Radio Links – Point-to-Multipoint 0 0 0
Radio Links – Point-to-Point 2796 2271 -525
Satellite Radio 32 44 12
Programme Making and Special Events (PMSE) 363 443 80
Third Party Business Radio 0 39 39
TETRA Emergency services 0 0 0
Wideband Digital Mobile Data Service (WDMDS) 0 0 0
Wireless Access Platform for Electronic Communication Services (WAPECS) 0 0 0
Wireless Public Address System 4 2 -2
Wireless Test 12 15 3
Wireless Trial 2 3 1
Broadcast Licences 140 99 -41
Total New and Amended Licences  Issued 3983 3617 -366