Short explanatory text

A Fixed Wireless Access Local Area (FWALA) licence allows the licensee to provide radio communication services between a base station and fixed subscriber terminals locations within a local area on a specific frequency band. Generally this licence is used to provide wireless broadband services to business and residential customers.

There are two spectrum bands identified for FWALA licensing:

  • 10.5 GHz band
  • 26 GHz band

 

Guidelines

The applicant should read ComReg’s guidance information to familiarise themselves with the licensing scheme and the application requirements.

Fixed Wireless Access Local Area – Licence Guidance Notes.

 

Application form

The application form should be completed and submitted to ComReg along with the full licence fee

 

Revised Application Form for FWALA Licences

Application Form for Geographical Service Area (GSA) for Fixed Wireless Access Local Area (FWALA) Licences available at licensing@comreg.ie.

 

Fees/Fee Calculator

The licence fees to be paid on, grant of and on each renewal of a FWALA licence are as set out below.

Bandwidth (Paired channel) Licence Fee (€)
Up to 7MHz 1500
Over 7 MHz and up to 14 MHz 2000
Over 14 MHz and up to 28 MHz 2800

Table 1: Schedule of Fees

 

Where a licence is granted for a portion of a year the licence fee to be paid by the licensee shall be calculated as follows:

A x (B/12) = C

Where:

A is the relevant annual licence fee (e.g. €2800);

B is the number of whole months for which the licence is granted (if a licence is granted for a period of less than one month then, for the purpose of these calculations only, the licence shall be considered as a licence granted for a period of one month); and

C is the appropriate licence fee to be paid.

 

FWALA Maps

The applicant should check the interactive FWALA map to see if there is spectrum available in the requested area.

 

Regulations

The regulations governing the issue of Fixed Wireless Access Local Area licences are the:

  • Wireless Telegraphy (Fixed Wireless Access Local Area licence) Regulations, 2003 (S.I. 79 of 2003) and
  • Wireless telegraphy (Fixed Wireless Access Local Area licence) (amendment) Regulations, 2003 (S.I. 530 of 2003)