Radio Links

Radio Links are used mainly by fixed and mobile phone operators, broadcasters, public utilities and the emergency services to provide transmission capacity and networks, and to provide redundancy and back up for other networks. Some operators use Radio Links as an economic alternative to leased lines and optical fibre. The most up to date bandplans are available here.

 Guidelines

More information can be found in our guidelines document –Guidelines to Applicants for Radio Links Licences – 0989R2

 Application Form

Applications for radio links are made using ComReg’s online facility which is available at www.elicensing.comreg.ie.

Applicants must be a ComReg  account holder; If not, applicants can register for a ComReg account at www.elicensing.comreg.ie

The application data must be compiled into a data file (.xml) by the applicant prior to making the application; This file is then uploaded during the online application process.

Details on the file format and how to compile the.xml file are available on the elicensing website www.elicensing.comreg.ie in the area entitled: “apply for a Fixed Link (PP or PM) Licence”.

 Fees

Table 1: Annual Fee for Point-to-Point links not on a High Usage Path or Congested Area.

 Frequency (F)  Bandwidth (BW) < 3.5 MHz 3.5 MHz < BW < 20 MHz 20 MHz < BW < 40 MHz BW >                40 MHz
 F < 1 GHz  €750  N/A  N/A  N/A
 1 GHz < F <    17 GHz  €1,000  €1,100  €1,200  €1,500
 17 GHz < F <   37 GHz  €750  €825  €900  €1,125
 39.5 GHz < F < 39.5 GHz  €550  €605  €660  €825
 F > 39 .5 GHz  €100  €110  €120  €150

 

Table 2: Annual Fee for Point-to-Point links on a High Usage Path or in a Congested Area.

 Frequency (F)  Bandwidth (BW) < 3.5 MHz 3.5 MHz < BW < 20 MHz 20 MHz < BW < 40 MHz BW >                40 MHz
 F < 1 GHz  €900  N/A  N/A  N/A
 1 GHz < F <    17 GHz  €1,200  €1,320  €1,440  €1,800
 17 GHz < F <   37 GHz  €900  €990  €1,080  €1,350
 39.5 GHz < F < 39.5 GHz  €660  €726  €792  €990
 F > 39 .5 GHz  €120  €132  €144  €180

 

Regulations

The Licensee must comply with the Wireless Telegraphy (Radio Link Licence) Regulations S.I. no. 370 of 2009.

Radio Link Services

High / Low Database

To minimise the interference between Point-to-Point Radio Links >1GHz, ComReg maintains a High/Low database.
This database shows the designation of each point-to-point link site registered with ComReg as either a High Frequency or Low Frequency designation.

Prior to submitting an application to ComReg, applicants should consult the high / low database to ensure that the sites in their application do not have a high/low designation conflict, as ComReg will not licence a link with a high/low designation conflict.

Equipment Reference Codes

Before submitting an application to ComReg for a Point-to-Point Radio Link Licence >1 GHz, the specifications of the antenna, radio transmitter and feeders must be registered on ComReg’s Equipment Reference Code database.

This database contains information on:

  • Antenna Reference Codes
  • Radio Transmitter Reference Codes
  • Feeder Reference Codes